Shelfari edited the description of D.H. Lawrence: Selected Poetry and Non-Fictional Prose (Routledge English texts) Friday, January 22, 2010.
This selected edition of Lawrence's poems and non-fictional prose provides a comprehensive view of Lawrence's development as a poet and of his views of poetry. It ranges from early poems exploring his complex feelings towards his family, through love poems and the sequence about birds, beasts, and flowers, to the poems in which he confronts his own imminent death. The prose includes letters to friends explaining his views on metre and rhythm, and critical essays on poets who were important to him, such as Walt Whitman. The collection aims to demonstrate the achievements of Lawrence as a poet, playwright, and social and literary critic, as well as a novelist. This book should be of interest to students of English literature at all levels.