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David Herbert Lawrence
(September 11, 1885 - March 2, 1930) U.K.

D.H. Lawrence



D.H. LawrenceNovelist and poet born at Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, son of a miner, who in his work expressed his belief in emotion and the sexual impulse as creative and true to human nature. He studied at Nottingham University, and became a teacher. He achieved fame with the semi-autobiografical Sons and Lovers (1913).

In 1914 he married Frieda von Richthofen, ex wife of his university professor, with whom he had run away in 1912, and was the model for Ursula Brangwen in The Rainbow (1915), suppressed for obscenity, and its sequel Women in Love (1921). His travels in search of health (he suffered from tubercolosis, from which he eventually died near Nice) prompted boos such as Mornings in Mexico (1927). Most famous of his novels is Lady Chatterley's Lover (1928), banned as obscene in the U.K. until 1960.

Even though married, Lawrence had relationships with a number of men, and in his writings repeatedly portrayed both gay men and lesbians.


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