Abstract

Abstract:

We first clarify that what D. H. Lawrence means by truth is moral truth, and that the novel is for him the best vehicle to communicate with the “subtle interrelatedness” without which morality is merely moralism. We then examine his view that “art-speech is the only truth” and his distinction between the artist and the man. We make this distinction with the help of F. R. Leavis’s understanding of the artist as great psychologist whose suppression of ego allows the power of reality-soaked language to guide the creative flow. This, according to both, is where art reclaims truth.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1086-329X
Print ISSN
0190-0013
Pages
pp. 271-286
Launched on MUSE
2019-10-29
Open Access
No
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