Aaron's Rod [eBook]
Aaron's Rod [eBook]
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"Abandoning his wife and children, Aaron Sisson leaves the mining community in pursuit of the 'life single': individual freedom, personal friendship, the 'male power' of passion and art." "Playing the flute to pay his way he travels to post-war London, where he mixes with the modern Bohemian set and finds male friendship in Rawdon Lilly.
Further travels take him to Milan and Florence ('a town of men') preoccupied with thoughts on the decline of humanity from the Renaissance to the modern age. For Aaron, in his own way, is striving to save civilization."
"Aaron's Rod was completed in 1921 but was then censored by Lawrence's publishers. This edition of the novel, based on the only authoritative surviving typescript, restores these cut passages and eliminates the errors of previous editions."-- Book Jacket.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Lawrence's 1921 novel of protagonist Aaron Sisson also depicts the decline of civilization following World War I. The original manuscript was heavily edited to meet the morals of the time, but this edition restores the text to its pristine condition. It also includes a scholarly introduction and notes by Scottish lecturer Steven Vine.Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. -- This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Novel by D.H. Lawrence, published in 1922. Lawrence constructed a parallel between the power that was miraculously manifested in the blossoming rod wielded by the biblical figure Aaron and the effect of the flute played by the protagonist of the novel, Aaron Sisson. Sisson is an amateur flutist who works in a coal mine. He abandons his wife and the life he has known to travel and seek new adventures, making his living as a flutist. While he is in Florence, Italy, his flute is shattered during political riots. -- The Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
David Herbert Lawrence (11 September 1885 – 2 March 1930) was an English novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, literary critic and painter who published as D. H. Lawrence. His collected works, among other things, represent an extended reflection upon the dehumanising effects of modernity and industrialisation. In them, some of the issues Lawrence explores are emotional health, vitality, spontaneity and instinct.
Lawrence's opinions earned him many enemies and he endured official persecution, censorship, and misrepresentation of his creative work throughout the second half of his life, much of which he spent in a voluntary exile which he called his "savage pilgrimage." At the time of his death, his public reputation was that of a pornographer who had wasted his considerable talents.
E. M. Forster, in an obituary notice, challenged this widely held view, describing him as, "The greatest imaginative novelist of our generation." Later, the influential Cambridge critic F. R. Leavis championed both his artistic integrity and his moral seriousness, placing much of Lawrence's fiction within the canonical "great tradition" of the English novel.
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