The Eternal Moment: D.H. Lawrence’s The Rainbow and Women in Love

  • G. H. Ford


How time is viewed in D. H. Lawrence’s novels has been diversely interpreted. Some critics see his writings as past-oriented and cyclic. Others argue that he “never looked back at the past,” and that his writings are future-oriented. A resolution of these contrary readings can be effected by a close study of his two major novels, The Rainbow and Women in Love. What becomes evident is that his fictional world sings “of what is past, or passing, or to come,” and that the two novels embody all three of these experiences of time.


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