D. H. Lawrence | Critical Essay by Ezra Pound

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

SOURCE: A review of Love Poems and Others, in Poetry, Vol. 2, No. 4, July, 1913, pp. 149-51.

In the following review of Love Poems and Others, Pound concludes that Lawrence poetry succeeds in realistically detailing everyday lives whereas the poetry of John Masefield does not.

The Love Poems, if by that Mr. Lawrence means the middling-sensual erotic verses in[Love Poems and Others,] 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...

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