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Lawrence, Imagism and Beyond

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Abstract

The importance of Lawrence’s association with the Imagist movement which meant for him, above all, the personality and poetic example of H.D. tends to be underestimated, probably because of a stereotyped idea of the Imagist poem as something small, static and precious. If, however, we think not of set-pieces like ‘In the Station of the Metro’ but of what Imagism made possible, of what the major Imagists went on to do, Lawrence’s association with them seems less incongruous.

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Real Subject British Poetry Major Imagist Irrelevant Thought Poetic Line 
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Notes

  1. 1.
    D. H. Lawrence, ‘Poetry of the Present’, in V. de Sola Pinto and W. Roberts (eds), The Complete Poems of D. H. Lawrence, vol. 1 (London: Heinemann, 1964) p. 182; hereafter referred to as CP with page numbers given in the text.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    E. Pound, ‘A Retrospect’, in T. S. Eliot (ed.), Literary Essays of Ezra Pound (London: Faber, 1954) p. 4.Google Scholar
  3. 4.
    T. Marshall, The Psychic Mariner, A Reading of the Poems of D. H. Lawrence (London: Heinemann, 1970) p. 5. See also, D. Ellis, ‘The place of “pansies” in Lawrence’s poetry’, in D. Ellis and H. Mills, D. H. Lawrences Non-fiction (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988) p. 147. Ellis refers to the greater use of free verse in Birds, Beasts and Flowers.Google Scholar
  4. T. Marshall, The Psychic Mariner, A Reading of the Poems of D. H. Lawrence (London: Heinemann, 1970) p. 5. See also, D. Ellis, ‘The place of “pansies” in Lawrence’s poetry’, in D. Ellis and H. Mills, D. H. Lawrences Non-fiction (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988) p. 147. Ellis refers to the greater use of free verse in Birds, Beasts and Flowers.Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    S. Gilbert, Acts of Attention, The Poems of D. H. Lawrence (New York: Cornell University Press, 1972) p. 141.Google Scholar
  6. 13.
    H.D., ‘Sea Gods’, in Collected Poems 1912–1944, ed. L. L. Martz (Manchester: Carcanet, 1984) pp. 29–30.Google Scholar
  7. 18.
    See letters to A. W. Madeod and Edward Marsh, in The Letters of D. H. Lawrence, vo1. 3 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1984) pp. 61, and 84.Google Scholar

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