Twilight in Italy (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)

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In 1912, D. H. Lawrence left England for the first time visiting Germany, the Alps, and Italy. Although Twilight in Italy, about his experiences on his voyage, was his first travel book, Anais Nin said it "cannot be read as an ordinary travel book, for his voyage is philosophic, as well as a symbolic and sensuous one". The essays about Germany have the tone of a journalistic search for information about an alien culture, while the Alps essays explore the author's intense personal reactions to the mesmerizing landscape of the mountains. The Italian essays create an image of the polarity between North and South, a duality which extends metaphorically throughout Lawrence's work. A powerful underlying theme uniting these essays is the threat of approaching war, and Lawrence's eerily prophetic article, "With the Guns", is also included in this collection.

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In 1912 D.H. Lawrence left England and began to record his reactions to foreign cultures. He wrote travel articles, two of which are published here for the first time, after having been rejected as too anti-German for newspapers. In 1915 he composed essays for

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"By making available materials documenting Lawrence's earliest impressions of "abroad" along with their far more complex revisions in Twilight in Italy, the Cambridge edition undoubtedly enriches our understanding of Lawrence's first travel book, with the special brand of "thought-adventure" he made distinctively his own." English Literature in Transition 1880-1920

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