D. H. Lawrence and Italy

Sketches from Etruscan Places, Sea and Sardinia, Twilight in Italy

D. H. Lawrence - Author

Tim Parks - Introduction by

Simonetta de Filippis - Editor

Paul Eggert - Editor

Mara Kalnins - Editor

Michael Frederick Herbert - Notes by

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ISBN 9780141441559 | 528 pages | 26 Feb 2008 | Penguin Classics | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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In these impressions of the Italian countryside, Lawrence transforms ordinary incidents into passages of intense beauty. Twilight in Italy is a vibrant account of Lawrence's stay among the people of Lake Garda, whose decaying lemon gardens bear witness to the twilight of a way of life centuries old. In 'Sea and Sardinia', Lawrence brings to life the vigorous spontaneity of a society as yet untouched by the deadening effect of industrialization. And 'Etruscan Places' is a beautiful and delicate work of literary art, the record of "a dying man drinking from the founts of a civilization dedicated to life."