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Death and the Author: How D H Lawrence Died, and Was Remembered


Oxford University Press 273pp £20 order from our bookshop

Death is the one promise life makes to us that it always keeps. From Homer, whose warriors at Troy are engulfed in the darkness of death, to Larkin glumly ‘going to the inevitable’, writers have shown us how the fear of death both drives and destroys our creative spirit. David Ellis’s fascinating new book is an examination of the death of D H Lawrence, that fierce champion of life.

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