Boek cover Keeping Up with Dh Lawrence van Niall Allsop (Paperback)

Keeping Up with Dh Lawrence

On the Trail of David and Frieda Lawrence in Sicily, Sea and Sardinia

Engels | Paperback | 9781453698020
Paperback 11,87
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uitgever Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Taal Engels
Bindwijze Paperback
Aantal paginas 276 pagina's
Illustraties Met illustraties
Auteur(s) Niall Allsop
Uitgever Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Extra groot lettertype Nee
Gewicht 304 g
Verpakking breedte 127 mm
Verpakking hoogte 16 mm
Verpakking lengte 203 mm

Boekbeschrijving

In January 1921 DH Lawrence and his wife, Frieda, left their Taormina home in Sicily and set off on a nine-day excursion to and through Sardinia and back to Sicily via mainland Italy. At the end of the year 'Sea and Sardinia', Lawrence's fast-paced account of their journey, was published in New York by Thomas Seltzer. 'Keeping up with the Lawrences' is Niall Allsop's contemporary account of making the same journey, as far as possible keeping to the same route, the same timescale, the same mode of transport and the same overnight stops as the Lawrences.Like 'Sea and Sardinia', 'Keeping up with the Lawrences' is written in the present tense but there the comparisons end for, unlike Niall, Lawrence was not a tolerant traveller, was not the sort to initiate conversations, was not what Italians call 'simpatico'. Lawrence travelled at time of heightened tensions in Europe after the Great War and these are reflected in his outlook and the people he encountered, most of whom he gave nicknames such as Hamlet, the Bounder and the Sludge Queen.Niall traversed the same route in a different world, a brave new world of iPods and tele-communications masts, and here he met Julius Caesar and Cicero, Wonderwoman and Red ... and many more colorful and interesting characters, brought to life on the pages of this unique travelogue.

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