D.H.Lawrence and the Trembling Balance by James C. Cowan
The "shaky equilibrium" in Lawrence's work, which is either theoretical or in its dia- tional form, is characterized by the dynamic characteristics of the bond and the flow. Kwan shows…
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The "shaky equilibrium" in Lawrence's work, which is either theoretical or in its dia- tional form, is characterized by the dynamic characteristics of the bond and the flow. Kwan shows that in Lawrence's conception, the dynamic experience of speed of life necessarily requires abandoning the static balance in the ebb and flow of human consciousness between self and other, leading to a series of stability, instability, flexibility, and creative change.
Lawrence's concept Art is explored as an entertainment of the "elusive balance" of life in his treatment of the artist's character in a number of his major novels. Because his concept of art is based on a biological basis, Lawrence identifies the aesthetic balance he seeks to achieve between consciousness of blood and spiritual awareness in the body, often in male body images.
Lawrence identifies with Melville, who for him was an example of a "true artist" as a myth maker, reconciling Christian and pagan consciousness with an organic symbolism rooted in an unconscious experience. Kwan offers a critical study of the dualism of Lawrence, where he deals with ideas and issues that were the personal character of Lawrence..
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