D. H. Lawrence: Twilight in Italy (2102 words)


Twilight in Italy (1916) was D. H. Lawrence’s first book of travel essays, recounting trips he had made in Bavaria, Austria, Switzerland and northern Italy around Lake Garda in 1912-13, but published later after much revision. It contains some of his finest descriptive prose, often interspersed with passages of schematically dualist philosophical preaching. The book captures Lawrence’s intuitive response to the scenery and local cultures of the Alps and of one corner of Italian rural life, following his elopement in 1912 with Frieda Weekley, when his first enthusiastic encounters with Italy had enhanced his sense of release into a new life. Although Lawrence in these essays presumes to comment on the nature of the …

Citation: Baldick, Chris. "Twilight in Italy". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 09 September 2020 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=8492, accessed 22 January 2021.]

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