‘Wanted, a New World’: the Athenaeum, 1919–20
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And yet we would say without hesitation that Esther Waters is not a great novel, and never could be a great novel, because it has not, from first to last, the faintest stirring of the breath of life. It is dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage.3
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- 40.Catherine Carswell (1870–1946), novelist and biographer, was one of D. H. Lawrence’ s most loyal friends, and was known to KM. See John Carswell, Lives and Letters (1978). In 1932 she published a biography of Lawrence, The Savage Pilgrimage, which was intended to be a response to Murry’s Son of Woman, and which contained a savage attack on Murry and his claims to be able to speak ‘for’ Lawrence.Google Scholar