D. H. LAWRENCE
THE BOY IN THE BUSH by D. H. Lawrence author of Sons and Lovers, The Rainbow, Women in Love and Lady Chatterley's Lover (Annotated) (English Edition) download gratisDoor: D. H. LAWRENCE
DAVID HERBERT RICHARDS "D. H." LAWRENCE (Born on 11 September 1885 – died on 2 March 1930) was an English novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, literary critic and painter. His collected works represent, among other things, an extended reflection upon the dehumanizing effects of modernity and industrialization. Some of the issues Lawrence explores are emotional health, vitality, spontaneity and instinct. Lawrence's opinions earned him many enemies and he endured official persecution, censorship, and misrepresentation of his creative work throughout the second half of his life, much of which he spent in a voluntary exile which he called his "savage pilgrimage". At the time of his death, his public reputation was that of a pornographer who had wasted his considerable talents. E. M. Forster, in an obituary notice, challenged this widely held view, describing him as, "The greatest imaginative novelist of our generation." Later, the Cambridge critic F. R. Leavis championed both his artistic integrity and his moral seriousness, placing much of Lawrence's fiction within the canonical "great tradition" of the English novel.
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This book tells the story of the Binewski family, a strange, genetically altered family of circus freaks, and is narrated by Olympia (Oly) Binewski, the bald humback albino dwarf... the one that was thought of as too un-unique to have an "act" of her own. With her siblings, Arturo, or Arty the Aqua Boy, the siamese twins Electra and Iphigenia (Elly and Ilphy) who play beautiful piano duets, and Fortunato (or Chick, as everyone calls him), Oly rounds out a cast of this make-shift, rag-tag family of, well, freaks. If you've gotten past that description and still want to read the book, then that's a great sign. I must say, however, that the reader beware. This isn't a light-hearted novel about spending time being a circus freak. It's a genuine descent into the happy, yet sad and desolate world of what family is, what family means, and also the intense war and jealousy that reigns supreme within the Binewskis. Arty himself is the epitomy of the dark side to this novel. Oly, the teller of the story...the reader of the words, is a gentle soul whose love is apparent throughout the entire novel. Arty is her (almost) complete antithesis, as he worms his way up the hierarchy of the family, dispensing his rules, challenging those who question him, and yet doing it all "for the family". Another theme which runs throughout the book is the question of what is normal and what is a freak. Interestingly enough (as I don't want to give away too much of the plot), Arty again is the focus of this push-pull norm vs freak relationship. He, as are all the Binewskis, is proud of being abnormal. He's proud of being a freak. To me, however, this comes into question later on in the novel, when it becomes apparent that maybe it's a lonely world. The one drawback to the book is the seemingly random placement of the "present day" chapters in the book. Don't get me wrong, I adored Oly's telling of her watching her daughter Miranda, but sometimes the placement of the chapters seemed a bit awkward. I don't necessarily want to give any of this story away, so I won't. It binds the reason for the book together and even the reason it is written. If you're still intrigued, please pick up a copy. Beware of what I told you, as it delves into much darker places such as cultism, taking away free will, and even incest, to a degree. Even with all of this, however, this book made me FEEL. And remember... no one is normal.