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The Things We Are

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641482.003.0008
The Things We Are

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This chapter analyses Murry's second novel, The Things We Are, which is examined in relation to his negative response to the publication of Lawrence's Women in Love. It also describes Murry's treatment of the malaise of modernity that suggests parallels with T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land. The references to psychoanalysis and interpretation of dreams suggest the influence of Sigmund Freud.

Keywords: The Things We Are; Novel; Lawrence; T. S. Eliot; The Waste Land; Modernity; Freud; Psychoanalysis; Dreams

Chapter.  9068 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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