1st Edition

D.H. Lawrence's Border Crossing Colonialism in His Travel Writing and Leadership Novels

By Eunyoung Oh Copyright 2007
    160 Pages
    by Routledge

    212 Pages
    by Routledge

    D.H. Lawrence's Border Crossing builds upon developments within postcolonial theory to argue for a reconsideration of the concept of "spirit of place" in D. H. Lawrence’s travel books and "leadership" novels – works that record Lawrence’s various encounters with racial and geographical "others." Exploring his relationship to colonialism, Dr. Oh shows how Lawrence’s belief in different "spirits" belonging to these disparate places enables him to transcend the hierarchies between metropolis and colony, between civilized and "primitive" worlds.


    Introduction: Lawrence’s "Spirit of Place" as a Postcolonial Concept

    Chapter I Place, Difference, and Otherness in Lawrence’s Travel Writing

    Chapter II The Lost Girl and Aaron’s Rod: Exploring Italy as a New Place

    Chapter III Lawrence’s Journey to the "Heart of Darkness" in Kangaroo and The Boy in the Bush

    Chapter IV Lawrentian Doubleness: Rewriting Mexican Colonial History in The Plumed Serpent






    Eunyoung Oh