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The Resource A genius for living : the life of Frieda Lawrence, Janet Byrne

A genius for living : the life of Frieda Lawrence, Janet Byrne

Label
A genius for living : the life of Frieda Lawrence
Title
A genius for living
Title remainder
the life of Frieda Lawrence
Statement of responsibility
Janet Byrne
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
With lively intelligence and keen psychological insight, Janet Byrne tells the story of Frieda Lawrence's rich and tumultuous life, from her aristocratic Prussian childhood in one of the most divided regions of Europe, through her first marriage to a staid English professor in Nottingham; her wild affair with the cocaine-addicted psychoanalyst and free-love advocate Otto Gross; the scandalous abandonment of her husband and three children for the love of a coal miner's son who would become one of the twentieth century's greatest novelists; and her later years in and near Taos, New Mexico, first with Lawrence and then with her third husband, the handsome and massively unfaithful Angelino Ravagli, a former sharpshooter in the Italian army. Frieda is "in" every major novel D.H. Lawrence wrote during their eighteen years together, from The Rainbow and Women in Love to Lady Chatterley's Lover. She was his most trusted reader; his dependence on her was absolute. Hardly the untutored earth mother or sexual libertine frequently portrayed in books about Lawrence, Frieda had an uncanny and complex vision of relations between the sexes and a blithe, aggressively anti-intellectual surefootedness that helped shape one of the most famously embattled unions of the century as well as its literary progeny. Drawing on scores of unpublished archival sources, memoirs, and interviews with friends and relatives, Janet Byrne has brilliantly captured Frieda's peculiar genius in this compelling biography, a dramatic saga of individualism, humor, will, and creative energy
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6023.A93
LC item number
Z583 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
A genius for living : the life of Frieda Lawrence, Janet Byrne
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
32167401
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 504 pages
Isbn
9780060190019
Lccn
95011474
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. With covered dust jacket.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)32167401
Label
A genius for living : the life of Frieda Lawrence, Janet Byrne
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
32167401
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 504 pages
Isbn
9780060190019
Lccn
95011474
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. With covered dust jacket.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)32167401

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