<i>Still Life</i> and <i>Women in Love</i>

Sydney Janet Kaplan

in Circulating Genius: John Middleton Murry, Katherine Mansfield and D. H. Lawrence

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print October 2010 | ISBN: 9780748641482
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748671595 | DOI:
Still Life and Women in Love

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This chapter contains an intertextual reading of Murry's Still Life and Lawrence's Women in Love. It considers the ways that Murry's ambivalent friendship with Lawrence is reflected in Women in Love. Using both the first and final versions of Women in Love, this chapter analyses Lawrence's changing interpretations of the homosocial/homosexual relationship between Gerald Crick and Rupert Birkin and argues that they evoke some of the traumatic incidents that occurred during Murry and Mansfield's visit to the Lawrences in Cornwall in 1916.

Keywords: Lawrence; Women in Love; Still Life; Cornwall; Homosocial; Homosexual

Chapter.  8380 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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