The Consciousness of D. H. Lawrence

An Intellectual Biography

Daniel J. Schneider

This biography of Lawrence is unlike any other in its focus on the essential character of the artist and in its synthesis of the facts of his life and thought. It is written not for specialists, but for general readers who wish to deepen their understanding of the development of Lawrence's thought and feeling over the course of his lifetime. The author blends intellectual biography and psychology to focus on Lawrence's religious nature as a shaping force in his life.

“Schneider is at his best in explaining to the non-specialist the background of Lawrence's philosophy and psychology. He provides a lucid explanation of Lawrence's debt to Nietzsche, Schopenhauer, William James, Carpenter, Chamberlain, and others as a prelude to . . . discussions of Lawrence's major early works.”

D.H. Lawrence Review

“Impressively insightful. . . . The emphasis on Lawrence's 'religious quest' makes the biographical interpretation surprisingly fresh. Recommended for both scholarly and serious general readers.”

Library Journal
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