H. M. Tomlinson | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by D. H. Lawrence

This literature criticism consists of approximately 6 pages of analysis & critique of H. M. Tomlinson.
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Critical Essay by D. H. Lawrence

SOURCE: "Review of Books: Gifts of Fortune, by H. M. Tomlinson," in Phoenix: The Posthumous Papers of D. H. Lawrence, edited by Edward D. McDonald, The Viking Press, 1936, pp. 342-45.

In the following essay, Lawrence declares Tomlinson to be not a travel writer, but a writer exploring what Lawrence calls "coasts of illusion," meaning travel by mind and soul to a world uncorrupted by disillusionment.

Gifts of Fortune is not a travel-book. It is not even, as the jacket describes it, a book of travel memories. Travel in this case is a stream of reflections, where images inter-twine with dark thoughts and obscure emotion, and the whole flows on turbulent and deep and transitory. It is reflection, thinking back on travel and on life, and in the mirror sense, throwing back snatches of image.

Mr. Tomlinson...

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