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Author Burack, Charles Michael.

Title D.H. Lawrence's language of sacred experience : the transfiguration of the reader / Charles Michael Burack
Edition First edition
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (206 pages)
Contents The destructive phase of Lady Chatterley's lover -- The revitalization phase of Lady Chatterley's lover -- Transformative uses of Kabbalistic concepts and terms in The rainbow -- Mechanistic and Yogic discourses in Women in love -- The implosion of the transformative pattern in The plumed serpent
Summary This book demonstrates how D.H. Lawrence's prophetic ambitions impelled him to create novels that would radically transform the consciousness of his readers. Charles Burack argues that Lawrence's major novels, beginning with The Rainbow, are structured as religious initiation rites that attempt to break down the reader's normative mindset and to evoke new, numinous experiences of self and world
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 186-194) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert), 1885-1930 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert), 1885-1930 -- Religion.
Holy, The, in literature.
Reader-response criticism.
Religion and literature -- England -- History -- 20th century.
Religion in literature.
Religious fiction, English -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2005051026
ISBN 1281363715
1403968454 (alk. paper)
1403978247 (electronic bk.)
9781403968456 (alk. paper)
9781403978240 (electronic bk.)