The works of D.H. Lawrence have always generated critical controversy. From the early prosecution of The Rainbow (1915) to more recent disputes about feminist criticism, Lawrence engenders strong feelings, both for and against his writings. His appeal, both artistic and intellectual, knows no boundaries. His works remain in print and are widely taught, anthologized, and translated around the world. So too, his texts have engaged some of the best critical minds, and scholarship on Lawrence and his works continues to grow. This reference chronicles the critical response to his writings.
A chronology presents the highlights in his publishing career, while an introductory essay summarizes the major trends in Lawrence criticism. The sections that follow present previously published reviews and essays on his novels, plays, poems, short fiction, and prose and letters. These items are arranged chronologically to illustrate the response to Lawrence over time. The volume closes with a selected, general bibliography.