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by Richard Aldington,D. H. Lawrence

eBook Apocalypse (20th Century Classics) epub
  • ISBN: 0140181970
  • Author: Richard Aldington,D. H. Lawrence
  • Genre: Christians
  • Subcategory: Bible Study & Reference
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics (December 1, 1990)
  • Pages: 160 pages
  • ePUB size: 1996 kb
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David Herbert Lawrence. Apocalypse (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics). Series: Twentieth Century Classics. Paperback: 352 pages.

David Herbert Lawrence. Publisher: Penguin Classics (February 6, 1990).

Only 7 left in stock (more on the way). Written in response to widespread condemnation of the sexuality and libertine lifestyles presented in his books, Apocalypse was the final attempt by D. H. Lawrence to make himself understood. The modern reader will probably detect a full throttle blitz against the puritanical deacons of the Church of England and his establishment tormentors.

H. Lawrence (Author), Richard Aldington (Introduction). David Herbert Lawrence. Studies in Classic American Literature (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin). D. Lawrence and Italy: Sketches from Etruscan Places, Sea and Sardinia, Twilight in Italy (Penguin Classics).

Studies in Classic Americ. has been added to your Cart. Lawrence (1885-1930), English novelist, storywriter, critic, poet and painter, one of the greatest figures in 20th-century English literature. Among his works, Sons and Lovers appeared in 1913, The Rainbow in 1915, Women In Love in 1920, and many others. Series: Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin.

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London: Spring Books, ". Lawrence, Aldington and the truth. Liddell Hart & Richard Aldington). Lawrence, Apocalypse (introduction by Aldington). New York: Viking Press, 1932; London: M. Secker.

Richard Aldington (8 July 1892 – 27 July 1962), born Edward Godfree Aldington, was an English writer and poet, and an early associate of the Imagist movement. He was married to the poet Hilda Doolittle (H. from 1911 to 1938. Aldington's 50 year career included work in poetry, novels, criticism and biography.

Apocalypse by D H Lawrence - book cover, description, publication history.

Richard Aldington was prominent in several literary capacities; most notably as a founding poet of the Imagist movement .

Richard Aldington was prominent in several literary capacities; most notably as a founding poet of the Imagist movement and as a novelist who conveyed th. Also author of Reverie: A Little Book of Poems for H. 1917;The Poet and His Age, 1922; D. Lawrence: An Appreciation, 1930; and D. Lawrence: A Complete List of His Works Together with a Critical Appreciation, 1973.

"Apocalypse", Lawrence's polemic against intellectualism and materialism, was his last work. It contains a fierce protest against Christianity, holding it responsible for both the dehumanizing of men and women and the self-glorification of the weak that has brought about "the reign of the pseudo-humble". He also argues against the importance given to all things scientific that places formulae above feelings and reduces the spirit of mankind.
Comments: (7)
fightnight
You can get this kind of thought if you really spend time with Nietzsche or Deleuze, but very rarely is it possible to find deep thought written by a master of the English language. There is nuance here - and Lawrence would be the first to advise care - but if you can't learn from this book then you are missing out.
Neol
If you question authority (and organized religion), this book is a must for your collection... a real classic!
Braswyn
As advertised.
Kegal
Multiple choice question ...

After reading this book, please choose one of the following as the most accurate description of its author:

(1) A profound thinker
(2) The major literary figure of the 20th century
(3) A peddler of "philosophical" flapdoodle
(4) A misanthrope pretending to be other
(5) A proto-fascist
(6) An ignoramus
(7) All of the above

The answer is NOT ... I repeat is NOT (7).

The question that really matters is not the above, but how a great literary artist--read WOMEN IN LOVE if you question that judgment--could very rapidly (alas, he died at age 44) become what he was when he wrote this book.

Anybody who reads his biography--or several of them, because the writers are all biased one way or another--has to feel that Lawrence's rotten health was the major determinant of his belief system and his literary progress or decline, however you see it. He was desparate to be happy, a universal characteristic, but his real body, not the construct he celebrated in his writings, didn't allow him to be.
BeatHoWin
Great merchandise, great transaction
Nilarius
wrritten in the years leading to ww2 , this book , while a sincere exposition of it's author's beliefs, is very much a product of it's time. from the end of the 19'th century, to the rise of fascism, certain european intellectuals- from blavatzky to evola- sought to renounce the modern world and to supplant the modern understanding of the universe and humanity's place in it with their own pseudo-historic and pseudo-scientific views.

phenomena such as industrialization, evolutionary science, and psychological theories appeared alongside the philosophy of friedrich niechze, and from there on it was only a question of time until the idea of "aristocrats vs. slaves" would appeal to the political right and emerging political left. after all, who would willingly place himself as one of the lower orders? as science and the technology of the day, simultaneously deprived workers of their labor, and divided humanity into "men and sub-men" the significance of pseudo-scientific historical revisionism emerges as a case of modern myth-making, of the type that consoles the change-fearing individual with a return to a clearer universal scheme, that has "gods and monsters" at it's core.

historical figures such as lincoln and wilson are reviled as misguided, in their care for the plight of fellow humans. simultaneously, questionable characters such as the last czar are rveared, regardless of their role in the eventual destruction of the old order.

but this is a telling point. in the introduction to the penguin edition we are informed that the apocalypse of st. john is a narrative that dates to pre-christian times, according to certain symbols that appear in it, and that certain recurring motifs and metaphors indicate aspects of the human psyche that date back to pagan times. while the history of theology and religions contains innumerable similar cases of adapted ideas, lawrence's text belongs to the period in history in which myth-making was adapted in reverse, in preference of the self over society.

thus, in conclusion, since the self is at certain junctures, at odds with society, the intellectual may be at odds with the collective mind of mankind. in his collection of essays "etruscan places" lawrence was somewhat disillusioned with his ideas of a benevolent dictatorship, since mussoliny's italy showed him what a contradiction in terms it was and what price it had to pay when a nation follows the path of reductive and reactionary thinking, such thinking is always an extension of the psychological axiom that bullying is the result of trauma. lawrence's philosophy was indeed apocalyptic, but it resulted in exactly the baseness he objected to. we can all learn something from that.
Voodoogore
Written in response to widespread condemnation of the sexuality and libertine lifestyles presented in his books, Apocalypse was the final attempt by D. H. Lawrence to make himself understood. The modern reader will probably detect a full throttle blitz against the puritanical deacons of the Church of England and his establishment tormentors. Launched from the most contentious and abstruse of the Bible's books, Revelation, Lawrence levels his antipathy at a rigid, superficially moral, life denying exposition of Christian thought. He argues that the confining nature of living the 'good' life in expectation of reward in Heaven cuts to the root of an immensely rich potential for experience and passion presented in the world. He continuously falls back on opaque codices-- of arcane civilizations that he states more fully explored the metaphysical realm. Lawrence divines a heroic age where apparent creation and destiny were seen as integral and complete. Robert Graves's 'The White Goddess' comprehensively analyzes the same mythological, magical architecture, but Lawrence uses it in a much more targeted and critical way.

Lawrence saw the aesthetic brilliance of Revelation as a bridge to a more mysterious, immediate, compelling theology. At the same time he condemns the apocalyptic churches who interpret the book as the evocation of Hell and Judgement, rather than in its potent poetic symbolism. He goes so far as to accuse John of Patmos of not presenting a revelation at all, but of appropriating a truer, more ancient historiography for eccliastical and political reasons. Not above placing his own eccentric opinions of government in this tract, he could be accused of mounting his own pulpit, if with literary distinction. His claim of an affirming devotion to the visible universe as the only 'true' route to the holy can be countered by reading some of the lively writings of Christian ascetics. This treatise, however, is not about them. It is aimed squarely at the convention seeking, socially regulating, sanctimonious attitudes that had censored and prosecuted him. Not surprisingly it did not raise his stock much among his critics, but it is an essential text in understanding the underlying motives behind his works.
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