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Famous Last Words

David Ellis

in Death and the Author: How D. H. Lawrence Died, and Was Remembered

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199546657
eISBN:
9780191701443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546657.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores the famous last words of a dying man. When a great deal of attention is focused on the hour of death, everything associated with it becomes important. Donne's onlookers would ... More


The End of Sacrifice: Joyce’s “The Dead” and Lawrence’s “The Man Who Died”

Gerald Doherty

in Modernists at Odds: Reconsidering Joyce and Lawrence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813060477
eISBN:
9780813050737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060477.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This essay notes the attention to religion and sexuality in the authors’ works, and concentrates on a third motif—sacrifice—a direct offspring of both. Doherty examines two of Joyce and Lawrence’s ... More


The Isis Effect: How Joyce and Lawrence Revitalize Christianity through Foreignization

Martin Brick

in Modernists at Odds: Reconsidering Joyce and Lawrence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813060477
eISBN:
9780813050737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060477.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

As traditional religious authority was challenged by scientific discoveries and the rationalism of the Victorian era, many modernist authors responded with literature that appeared to further ... More


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