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Circulating Murry

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/9780748641482.003.0011
Circulating Murry

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This chapter examines the public reaction to Murry after Lawrence's death. It analyses Lawrence's representations of Murry in several short stories and Huxley's caricature of him in Point Counterpoint. Murry's critical debate with T. S. Eliot over Romanticism and Classicism is discussed, as is Murry's alienation from Bloomsbury. The second part of the chapter concentrates on Murry's representations of himself in his unpublished journals and his autobiography: Between Two Worlds. It considers the emotional difficulties of his childhood, his altering ideological perspectives, his anxieties about class-identification, and his recurrent obsession with Mansfield and Lawrence throughout the rest of his life.

Keywords: Lawrence; Huxley; Autobiography; Between Two Worlds; Bloomsbury; Eliot; Class; Childhood; Mansfield

Chapter.  8708 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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