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              Burning Man: The Ascent of DH Lawrence
               

              Burning Man: The Ascent of DH Lawrence (Hardback)

              By Wilson, Frances

              • RRP: $60.71
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              D H Lawrence is no longer censored, but he is still on trial - and we are still unsure what the verdict should be, or how to describe him: a nostalgic modernist, a sexually repressed Priest of Love, a critic of genius who believed in his own worst writing, an intellectual who tra...ded the intellect for a wisdom of the very body that kept failing him; and a sceptic who told us not to look in his novels for 'the old stable ego', yet pioneered the genre we now celebrate as as auto-fiction. In a triptych of biographical tales based on the memoirs of those who both loved and hated him, Frances Wilson presents a complex, courageous and often comic fugitive, careering around a world in the grip of apocalypse, in search of utopias and in flight from illness. Beginning in 1915 - the year when 'the old world ended' - 'Inferno' sees Lawrence outlawed: The Rainbow banned and the remaining copies burned. Determined to live outside time, he and his wife Frieda find themselves wandering the peninsular underworld of Cornwall. In 'Purgatory', Lawrence surfaces in Italy during the postwar years where, in the company of a homosexual con man (whose biographer he will become), he sheds his former selves in the Abbey of Monte Cassino; and in 'Paradise', Lawrence is lured to the high altitudes of New Mexico by society sorceress Mabel Dodge Luhan, with orders to save the Native Americans and write the Great American Novel. Frances Wilson returns Lawrence to his physical settings, taking seriously his conviction that the centre cannot hold, but is on the brink of collapse. We might now, she suggests - one hundred years after the publication of Women in Love - be ready to hear what he had to tell us.
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              ISBN 9781408893623
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Byromania: Portraits of the Artist in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Culture
                

              Byromania: Portraits of the Artist in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Culture (Hardback)

              Edited by Wilson, Frances

              • RRP: $621.50
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              This collection of essays by leading Byronists explores the development of the myth of Byron and the Byronic from the poet's self-representation to his various appearances in 19th and 20th century literature and in drama, film and portraiture. The book looks at the phenomena of B...yronism through a variety of critical perspectives.
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              ISBN 9780333683835
              Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
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              In the Dark Room
               

              In the Dark Room (Paperback)

              By Dillon, Brian; Foreword by Wilson, Frances

              • RRP: $39.99
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              Boldly combining the highly personal with the brilliantly scholarly, IN THE DARK ROOM explores the question of how memory works emotionally and culturally

              ISBN 9781910695722
              Released NZ 14 Feb 2018
              Publisher Misc - NewSouth
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Burning Man: The Ascent of DH Lawrence
               

              Burning Man: The Ascent of DH Lawrence (Paperback)

              By Wilson, Frances

              • RRP: $22.99
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              • Pub Date
                2 Aug 22

              'Frances Wilson writes books that blow your hair back. She makes Lawrence live and breathe, annoy and captivate you ... she conjures the past with such clarity and wit and flair that it feels utterly present' Katherine Rundell 'A brilliantly unconventional biography, passionately... researched and written with a wild, playful energy' Richard Holmes D H Lawrence is no longer censored, but he is still on trial - and we are still unsure what the verdict should be, or even how to describe him. History has remembered him, and not always flatteringly, as a nostalgic modernist, a sexually liberator, a misogynist, a critic of genius, and a sceptic who told us not to look in his novels for 'the old stable ego', yet pioneered the genre we now celebrate as auto-fiction. But where is the real Lawrence in all of this, and how - one hundred years after the publication of Women in Love - can we hear his voice above the noise? Delving into the memoirs of those who both loved and hated him most, Burning Man follows Lawrence from the peninsular underworld of Cornwall in 1915 to post-war Italy to the mountains of New Mexico, and traces the author's footsteps through the pages of his lesser known work. Wilson's triptych of biographical tales present a complex, courageous and often comic fugitive, careering around a world in the grip of apocalypse, in search of utopia; and, in bringing the true Lawrence into sharp focus, shows how he speaks to us now more than ever. 'No biography of Lawrence that I have read comes close to Burning Man' Ferdinand Mount, author of Kiss Myself Goodbye 'The most original voice in life-writing today' Lucasta Miller, author of Keats
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              ISBN 9781408893654
              Released NZ 2 Aug 2022
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              The Ballad of Dorothy Wordsworth

              The Ballad of Dorothy Wordsworth (Paperback, Main)

              By Wilson, Frances

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              The prize-winning biography of Wordsworth's beloved sister, champion, muse who was at the heart of the Romantic movement in Britain - reissued to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Dorothy's birth. 'Genius ...

              ISBN 9780571366231
              Released NZ 16 Apr 2021
              Publisher Faber and Faber
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              Guilty Thing: A Life of Thomas De Quincey

              Guilty Thing: A Life of Thomas De Quincey (Paperback)

              By Wilson, Frances

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              'Life for De Quincey was either angels ascending on vaults of cloud or vagrants shivering on the city streets.' Thomas De Quincey - opium-eater, celebrity journalist, and professional doppelganger - is embedded in our culture. Modelling his character on Coleridge and his sensibil...ity on Wordsworth, De Quincey took over the poet's former cottage in Grasmere and turned it into an opium den. Here, increasingly detached from the world, he nurtured his growing hatred of his former idols and his obsession with murder as one of the fine arts. De Quincey may never have felt the equal of the giants of the Romantic Literature he so worshipped but the writing style he pioneered - scripted and sculptured emotional memoir - was to inspire generations of writers: Dickens, Dostoevsky, Virginia Woolf. James Joyce knew whole pages of his work off by heart and he was arguably the father of what we now call psychogeography. This spectacular biography, the produce of meticulous scholarship and beautifully supple prose, tells the riches-to-rags story of a figure of dazzling complexity and dazzling originality, whose rackety life was lived on the run, and both brings De Quincey and his martyred but wild soul triumphantly to life and firmly establishes Frances Wilson in the front rank of contemporary biographers.
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              ISBN 9781408840139
              Released NZ 29 Mar 2017
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              Key Concepts in Public Health
               

              Key Concepts in Public Health (Hardback)

              Edited by Wilson, Frances; Mabhala, Andi

              • RRP: $382.99
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              Identifies fifty key concepts used across the discipline of public health in order to give the reader a broad perspective of the core topics relevant to training and practice. This title offers a guide to the multiprofessional field - from epidemiology to health promotion, and et...hics to leadership.
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              ISBN 9781412948791
              Publisher SAGE Publications Inc
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series SAGE Key Concepts Series
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              Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

              Confessions of an English Opium-Eater (Hardback)

              By Quincey, Thomas de; Introduction by Wilson, Frances

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              Confessions of an English Opium Eater is a powerful nineteenth-century autobiography tracing Thomas De Quincey's journey of addiction, introduced by Dr Frances Wilson.

              ISBN 9781509899791
              Released NZ 10 Sep 2019
              Publisher Pan Macmillan
              Interest Age 18+ years
              Series Macmillan Collector's Library
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              Health Improvement and Well-Being: Strategies for Action
               

              Health Improvement and Well-Being: Strategies for Action (Paperback)

              By Wilson, Frances; Mabhala, Mzwandile; Massey, Alan

              • RRP: $138.50
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              Aims to widen the perspective of health professionals to encompass the concept of well-being across the lifespan. This book includes case studies that illustrate local and global perspectives and questions encourage students to think and reflect on the key points of each chapter ...and apply theory to practice.
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              ISBN 9780335244959
              Publisher Open University Press
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series UK Higher Education Oup Humanities & Social Sciences Health & Social Welfare
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              The Man Who Loved Islands: Sixteen Stories by D H Lawrence

              The Man Who Loved Islands: Sixteen Stories by D H Lawrence (Paperback)

              By Lawrence, D. H.; Contributions by Wilson, Frances

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              A beautifully produced assortment of Lawrence's intimate and exquisite stories.

              ISBN 9781529412567
              Released NZ 10 Aug 2021
              Publisher Quercus Publishing Plc
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series riverrun editions
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