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'The first full-length account of D. H. Lawrence’s rich engagement with a country he found both fascinating and frustrating, D. H. Lawrence’s Australia focuses on the philosophical, anthropological and literary influences that informed the utopian and regenerative visions that characterise so much of Lawrence’s work. David Game gives particular attention to the four novels and one novella published between 1920 and 1925, what Game calls Lawrence’s “Australian period,” shedding new light on Lawrence’s attitudes towards Australia in general and, more specifically, towards Australian Aborigines, women and colonialism. He revisits key aspects of Lawrence’s development as a novelist and thinker, including the influence of Darwin and Lawrence’s rejection of eugenics, Christianity, psychoanalysis and science. While Game concentrates on the Australian novels such as Kangaroo and The Boy in the Bush, he also uncovers the Australian elements in a range of other works, including Lawrence’s last novel, Lady Chatterley’s Lover. Lawrence lived in Australia for just three months, but as Game shows, it played a significant role in his quest for a way of life that would enable regeneration of the individual in the face of what Lawrence saw as the moral collapse of modern industrial civilisation after the outbreak of World War I.' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Dedication: To my parents / Michael and Elizabeth Game

  • Epigraph: "... and in Australia mimosa, that they call wattle, and sharp-tongued strange heath-flowers." (D.H. Lawrence, "Flowery Tuscany")

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Burlington, Vermont,
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Ashgate ,
      2015 .
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      Extent: 352p.
      Description: illus.
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      • Published August 2015

        Includes bibliographical references and index.

      ISBN: 9781472415059

Works about this Work

Review of D. H. Lawrence’s Australia : Anxiety at the Edge of Empire, by David Game Barbara Holloway , 2018 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , November vol. 33 no. 3 2018;

— Review of D. H. Lawrence's Australia : Anxiety at the Edge of Empire David Game , 2015 single work criticism

'Preconceptions of another country can take hold of an artist’s imagination – as ‘America’ did Kafka’s and Lorca’s – but who knew that D. H. Lawrence developed a comprehensive idea of ‘Australia’ long before his one hundred-day visit? Or how central that was to his later work? The objective of David Game, Honorary Lecturer at the Australian National University, is modestly expressed: to ‘throw new light on the significance of [Lawrence's] overall engagement with Australia – its place in his life and art’ (7). He does much more in a work of major scholarship.'

Source: Abstract.

Modernism in a Global Context; D.H. Lawrence’s Australia: Anxiety at the Edge of Empire; The American Lawrence Susan Reid , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: Journal of Postcolonial Writing , vol. 54 no. 1 2017; (p. 136-139)

— Review of D. H. Lawrence's Australia : Anxiety at the Edge of Empire David Game , 2015 single work criticism
[Review] D. H. Lawrence’s Australia : Anxiety at the Edge of Empire Jean Page , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 16 no. 1 2016;

— Review of D. H. Lawrence's Australia : Anxiety at the Edge of Empire David Game , 2015 single work criticism
Finding Apple Blossom : D. H. Lawrence's 'Tilt' Towards Australia Paul Giles , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June-July no. 382 2016; (p. 27-28)

— Review of D. H. Lawrence's Australia : Anxiety at the Edge of Empire David Game , 2015 single work criticism
D.H. Lawrence's Australian Experiment Susan Lever , 2015 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Inside Story , October 2015;

— Review of D. H. Lawrence's Australia : Anxiety at the Edge of Empire David Game , 2015 single work criticism
D.H. Lawrence's Australian Experiment Susan Lever , 2015 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Inside Story , October 2015;

— Review of D. H. Lawrence's Australia : Anxiety at the Edge of Empire David Game , 2015 single work criticism
Finding Apple Blossom : D. H. Lawrence's 'Tilt' Towards Australia Paul Giles , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June-July no. 382 2016; (p. 27-28)

— Review of D. H. Lawrence's Australia : Anxiety at the Edge of Empire David Game , 2015 single work criticism
[Review] D. H. Lawrence’s Australia : Anxiety at the Edge of Empire Jean Page , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 16 no. 1 2016;

— Review of D. H. Lawrence's Australia : Anxiety at the Edge of Empire David Game , 2015 single work criticism
Modernism in a Global Context; D.H. Lawrence’s Australia: Anxiety at the Edge of Empire; The American Lawrence Susan Reid , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: Journal of Postcolonial Writing , vol. 54 no. 1 2017; (p. 136-139)

— Review of D. H. Lawrence's Australia : Anxiety at the Edge of Empire David Game , 2015 single work criticism
Review of D. H. Lawrence’s Australia : Anxiety at the Edge of Empire, by David Game Barbara Holloway , 2018 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , November vol. 33 no. 3 2018;

— Review of D. H. Lawrence's Australia : Anxiety at the Edge of Empire David Game , 2015 single work criticism

'Preconceptions of another country can take hold of an artist’s imagination – as ‘America’ did Kafka’s and Lorca’s – but who knew that D. H. Lawrence developed a comprehensive idea of ‘Australia’ long before his one hundred-day visit? Or how central that was to his later work? The objective of David Game, Honorary Lecturer at the Australian National University, is modestly expressed: to ‘throw new light on the significance of [Lawrence's] overall engagement with Australia – its place in his life and art’ (7). He does much more in a work of major scholarship.'

Source: Abstract.

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