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

David Ellis

Abstract

At the heart of this book is a dramatic account of D. H. Lawrence's desperate struggle against tuberculosis during his last days, and of certain, often bizarre events that followed his death. Around this narrative, the author offers a series of reflections about what it is like to have a disease for which there is no cure, the appeal of alternative medicine, the temptation of suicide for the terminally ill, the diminishing role of religion in modern life, the institution of famous last words, the consequences of dying intestate, and so on. These are clearly not the most immediately appealing o ... More

Keywords: D. H. Lawrence, death, dying, tuberculosis, terminal illness, remembrance, alternative medicine, suicide, religion, intestate

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199546657
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546657.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Ellis, author
Emeritus Professor at the University of Kent in Canterbury