I have not done much in this relatively new formant which I like to think of as the equivalent of the short poems Lawrence wrote when he was too ill and tired to do anything else ('Pansies' he called them because that English word is derived from Pensées). Not that standard he set would be easy to reach! Some of these blogs have been posted on the website of Wordsworth Classics and others were written with members of the D. H. Lawrence Society in mind. But mainly they are for anyone who has happened to wander in my direction. They are not all about literature. One that is relatively recent, for example, deals with the problem of money in sport and is called 'Local heroes' (see under 'Musings') . In 'Texts for our Times' there is a blog with the self-explanatory title 'Boris, Byron and the 2019 general election' and another that considers the relevance of Defoe's Journal of the Plague Year to our condition today (in 2020).


Lawrence and the coronavirus

D. H. Lawrence and the coronavirus In a blog on his website (torpedo the ark) Stephen Alexander points out how relevant to our present situation is that brief conversation about illness between Birkin and Ursula in chapter XI of Women in Love. ...read more »


Legs The sixth of Jaques’ famous seven ages of man in As You Like It features a `lean and slippered pantaloon, … / His youthful hose well saved, a world too wide / For his shrunk shank’, which is not exactly a pleasant picture but...read more »

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