It’s September 1923 and as always, D.H. Lawrence is keen to offer advice...
It’s September 1923 and as always, D.H. Lawrence is keen to offer advice. This time it’s to John Middleton Murry, editor of The Adelphi: ‘One has to be an absolute individual, separate as a seed fallen out of the pod’ and for his editorship to be successful, he must ‘build a new place of skulls, the skulls of the imbecile enemy.’
Lawrence has had enough of California, a place ‘drunk with trivial externalities’ and is preparing to head to Navojoa, Mexico, to ‘put a new peg in the world, a new navel, a new centre.’ To join him along the Southern Pacific, see the latest Locating Lawrence video.
These video essays are based on the letters of D.H. Lawrence one hundred years ago and are published monthly as part of the D.H. Lawrence Memory Theatre project.
To see previous Locating Lawrence videos from 1922, click here.
To see previous Locating Lawrence videos from 1923, click here.
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