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Does D.H. Lawrence have a Sense of Humour?

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D.H. Lawrence has often been described not only as humourless, but as unintentionally amusing in his seriousness. This short talk allows Lawrence to play the mimic, the buffoon, the enfant-terrible, the pricker of pretensions, the defensive self-parodist, the leering Pan, the divinely-laughing Buddha, and the genial, melancholic, hysterical, and savage satirist. In word and deed from adolescence to Lady Chatterley’s Lover. Delivered in a spirit of seriousness, in the service of Lawrence’s reputation.

This talk is part of the King's Occasional Lectures series.

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