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So I've got a 20-page paper due Wednesday and I haven't started writing it yet because this time I got in over my head. The topic is (to keep it simple) how D. H. Lawrence's schizoid personality and his interest in psychology and in Arthur Schopenhauer is reflected in his novel "The Rainbow," especially in the character of Ursula.

I did not intend to write about this topic. I went into this project with a completely different idea in mind, but this is where the research led, and I don't have time to start again. So:

If anyone reading this has anything pertinent to say, please reply to this post, and if your comment is smart enough—or even sounds smart (which is more than I'm going to be able to do in this paper)—then I'll quote you in the paper and list you in the works cited. If you can work in the word "allotropy," you're golden—and probably already have a Ph.D.

Immortality is just a "leave a comment" away!


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Apr. 26th, 2009 03:40 pm (UTC)
The only D.H. Lawrence I've ever read was Lady Chatterley's Lover. I remember marveling at his ability to write so convincingly from the female perspective.

At first, I attributed it to his seemingly allotropic existence. Upon further examination, I determined he must be schizoid and this was simply one of his many personalities put into words.
Apr. 26th, 2009 05:53 pm (UTC)
Damn! That very well may make its way into the paper. I'm not kidding.
Apr. 26th, 2009 07:41 pm (UTC)
Well then you are in trouble. Will sympathy help?
Apr. 26th, 2009 09:02 pm (UTC)
No, seriously. There's a case to be argued that Lawrence was schizoid, so your comments about his "female perspective" being reflective of that vis-a-vis "Lady Chatterley" can be made part of that case—and it's especially good because you're talking about a work other than the one I'm writing about.

This is the miracle of the liberal arts. The "allotropic existence" may be a bit of a stretch, though.
Apr. 26th, 2009 10:47 pm (UTC)
Well, if it helps, the schizoid aspect is the only part that wasn't total bullshit. I read it quite a few years ago, before I was acquainted with other writers who've done a good job of opposite-sex perspective. But his was noteworthy.
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