Didn't like Sons and Lovers that much, but this book is delightful.
As my friend once commented, there's a better and more accurate title to this novel: "Two Men in Love." LOL
My reading is assisted by this very good audio-recording by Ruth Golding. Highly recommended!
Although this book contains some magnificent passages, it also contains much that is of poor quality. I liked the characters of Ursula and Gudrun, but the men are another story altogether! They are so strange, so mixed up, so unreal.
Lawrence is at his best when he depicts the dramatic moments that arise in a lover's experience - the mind in turmoil as it struggles with the problem, the soul in anguish, the body in torment - there seems no way out!
Lawrence seems to be stating his dislike of society in general. He wants a new kind of freedom. An escape from the claws of the state. He wants to experiment with life. The Victorian attitudes annoyed him, killed his joy. He found the life and laughter so false. But although restricted in many ways the ordinary people did enjoy life. Perhaps more than Lawrence really appreciated. It was education that made many disgruntled with life. The educated 'ordinary' man had no future. The working man despised the educated neighbour, and the upper classes disregarded them altogether....Continua
United Artists presents Alan Bates, Oliver Reed, Glenda Jackson, Jennie Linden and Eleanor Bron in WOMEN IN LOVE. Written for the Screen and Produced by Larry Kramer. Directed by Ken Russell.[return][return]Cover photo by Dan McCoy (Black Star)...Continua