D. H. Lawrence | Critical Essay by Gerald Doherty

This literature criticism consists of approximately 20 pages of analysis & critique of D. H. Lawrence.
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Critical Essay by Gerald Doherty

SOURCE: Doherty, Gerald. “The Short Fiction: Metaphor and the Rituals of Courtship.” In Theorizing Lawrence: Nine Meditations on Tropological Themes, pp. 131-44. New York: Peter Lang, 1999.

In the following essay, Doherty elucidates Lawrence's depiction of contemporary courtship rituals in his short fiction.

Like the previous meditation, this one is also structuralist in the Lévi-Straussian sense of the word: it tracks those transformations that follow regular laws. Once again it takes courtship narratives—this time in Lawrence's short fiction—as its object of meditation. However, it both develops and complicates the rhetoric of plotting I analysed in The Rainbow. Alongside the tripartite metaphorical schema, I introduce a second schema—an apocalyptic typology, based in what Lawrence called his “polly-analytics” (his metaphysical speculations). Both schemas, I suggest, exert...

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