D. H. Lawrence | Critical Review by Ezra Pound

This literature criticism consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis & critique of D. H. Lawrence.
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Critical Review by Ezra Pound

SOURCE: Pound, Ezra. Review of Love Poems and Others. Poetry: A Magazine of Verse 2, no. 4 (July 1913): 149-51.

In the following review, poet Pound offers a brief review of Lawrence's first book of verse.

The Love Poems, if by that Mr. Lawrence means the middling-sensual erotic verses in this collection, are a sort of pre-raphaelitish slush, disgusting or very nearly so. The attempts to produce the typical Laurentine line have brought forth:

I touched her and she shivered like a dead snake. 

which was improved by an even readier parodist, to

I touched her and she came off in scales. 

Jesting aside, when Mr. Lawrence ceases to discuss his own disagreeable sensations, when he writes low-life narrative, as he does in “Whether or Not” and in “Violets,” there is no English poet under...

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