D. H. Lawrence Biography

David Herbert Lawrence was an English novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, literary critic and painter who published as D. H. Lawrence. His collected works, among other things, represent an extended reflection upon the dehumanising effects of modernity and industrialisation. In them, some of the issues Lawrence explores are emotional health, vitality, spontaneity and instinct.

Lawrence's opinions earned him many enemies and he endured official persecution, censorship, and misrepresentation of his creative work throughout the second half of his life, much of which he spent in a voluntary exile which he called his "savage pilgrimage". At the time of his death, his public reputation was that of a pornographer who had wasted his considerable talents. E. M. Forster, in an obituary notice, challenged this widely held view, describing him as, "The greatest imaginative novelist of our generation." Later, the influential Cambridge critic F. R. Leavis championed both his artistic integrity and his moral seriousness, placing much of Lawrence's fiction within the canonical "great tradition" of the English novel. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
D. H. Lawrence
Nationality:
England
Profession:
Writer, Novelist, Screenwriter, Playwright, Painter, Poet, Literary critic
Religion:
Pantheism
Date of Birth:
September 11, 1885
Astrological Sign:
Virgo
Date of Death:
March 2, 1930
Age at Death:
44
Cause of Death:
Tuberculosis
Marriages
  • 1914-07-13
    British poet and novelist D. H. Lawrence (28) weds Frieda Weekley (34) after obtaining Frieda's divorce from her 1st husband
D. H. Lawrence Timeline
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