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Twilight In Italy -  - The Return Journey Twilight In Italy - - The Return Journey

Twilight In Italy -  - The Return Journey
When one walks, one must travel west or south. If one turns northward or eastward it is like walking down a cul-de-sac, to the blind end.So it has been since the Crusaders came home satiated, and the Renaissance saw the western sky as an archway into the future. So it is still. We must go westwards and southwards.It is a sad and gloomy thing to travel even from Italy into France. But it is a joyful thing to walk south to Italy, south and west. It is so. And there is a certain exaltation in the thought of going west, even... Nonfictions - Post by : ow24160 - Date : May 2012 - Author : D. H. Lawrence - Read : 3190

Twilight In Italy -  - Italians In Exile Twilight In Italy - - Italians In Exile

Twilight In Italy -  - Italians In Exile
When I was in Constance the weather was misty and enervating and depressing, it was no pleasure to travel on the big flat desolate lake.When I went from Constance, it was on a small steamer down the Rhine to Schaffhausen. That was beautiful. Still, the mist hung over the waters, over the wide shallows of the river, and the sun, coming through the morning, made lovely yellow lights beneath the bluish haze, so that it seemed like the beginning of the world. And there was a hawk in the upper air fighting with two crows, or two rooks. Ever they rose... Nonfictions - Post by : best4you - Date : May 2012 - Author : D. H. Lawrence - Read : 1089

Twilight In Italy - On The Lago Di Garda - Chapter 7. John Twilight In Italy - On The Lago Di Garda - Chapter 7. John

Twilight In Italy - On The Lago Di Garda - Chapter 7. John
Besides Il Duro, we found another Italian who could speak English, this time quite well. We had walked about four or five miles up the lake, getting higher and higher. Then quite suddenly, on the shoulder of a bluff far up, we came on a village, icy cold, and as if forgotten.We went into the inn to drink something hot. The fire of olive sticks was burning in the open chimney, one or two men were talking at a table, a young woman with a baby stood by the fire watching something boil in a large pot. Another woman was seen... Nonfictions - Post by : vbhnl - Date : May 2012 - Author : D. H. Lawrence - Read : 994

Twilight In Italy - On The Lago Di Garda - Chapter 6. Il Duro Twilight In Italy - On The Lago Di Garda - Chapter 6. Il Duro

Twilight In Italy - On The Lago Di Garda - Chapter 6. Il Duro
The first time I saw Il Duro was on a sunny day when there came up a party of pleasure-makers to San Gaudenzio. They were three women and three men. The women were in cotton frocks, one a large, dark, florid woman in pink, the other two rather insignificant. The men I scarcely noticed at first, except that two were young and one elderly.They were a queer party, even on a feast day, coming up purely for pleasure, in the morning, strange, and slightly uncertain, advancing between the vines. They greeted Maria and Paolo in loud, coarse voices. There was something... Nonfictions - Post by : simkl - Date : May 2012 - Author : D. H. Lawrence - Read : 1401

Twilight In Italy - On The Lago Di Garda - Chapter 5. The Dance Twilight In Italy - On The Lago Di Garda - Chapter 5. The Dance

Twilight In Italy - On The Lago Di Garda - Chapter 5. The Dance
Maria had no real licence for San Gaudenzio, yet the peasants always called for wine. It is easy to arrange in Italy. The penny is paid another time.The wild old road that skirts the lake-side, scrambling always higher as the precipice becomes steeper, climbing and winding to the villages perched high up, passes under the high boundary-wall of San Gaudenzio, between that and the ruined church. But the road went just as much between the vines and past the house as outside, under the wall; for the high gates were always open, and men or women and mules come into the... Nonfictions - Post by : codebluenj - Date : May 2012 - Author : D. H. Lawrence - Read : 1914

Twilight In Italy - On The Lago Di Garda - Chapter 4. San Gaudenzio Twilight In Italy - On The Lago Di Garda - Chapter 4. San Gaudenzio

Twilight In Italy - On The Lago Di Garda - Chapter 4. San Gaudenzio
In the autumn the little rosy cyclamens blossom in the shade of this west side of the lake. They are very cold and fragrant, and their scent seems to belong to Greece, to the Bacchae. They are real flowers of the past. They seem to be blossoming in the landscape of Phaedra and Helen. They bend down, they brood like little chill fires. They are little living myths that I cannot understand.After the cyclamens the Christmas roses are in bud. It is at this season that the cacchi are ripe on the trees in the garden, whole naked trees full of... Nonfictions - Post by : JuvioSuccess - Date : May 2012 - Author : D. H. Lawrence - Read : 1304

Twilight In Italy - On The Lago Di Garda - Chapter 3. The Theatre Twilight In Italy - On The Lago Di Garda - Chapter 3. The Theatre

Twilight In Italy - On The Lago Di Garda - Chapter 3. The Theatre
During carnival a company is playing in the theatre. On Christmas Day the padrone came in with the key of his box, and would we care to see the drama? The theatre was small, a mere nothing, in fact; a mere affair of peasants, you understand; and the Signor Di Paoli spread his hands and put his head on one side, parrot-wise; but we might find a little diversion--_un peu de divertiment_. With this he handed me the key.I made suitable acknowledgements, and was really impressed. To be handed the key of a box at the theatre, so simply and pleasantly,... Nonfictions - Post by : Joe_Coon - Date : May 2012 - Author : D. H. Lawrence - Read : 2052

Twilight In Italy - On The Lago Di Garda - Chapter 2. The Lemon Gardens Twilight In Italy - On The Lago Di Garda - Chapter 2. The Lemon Gardens

Twilight In Italy - On The Lago Di Garda - Chapter 2. The Lemon Gardens
The padrone came just as we were drinking coffee after dinner. It was two o'clock, because the steamer going down the lake to Desenzano had bustled through the sunshine, and the rocking of the water still made lights that danced up and down upon the wall among the shadows by the piano.The signore was very apologetic. I found him bowing in the hall, cap in one hand, a slip of paper in the other, protesting eagerly, in broken French, against disturbing me.He is a little, shrivelled man, with close-cropped grey hair on his skull, and a protruding jaw, which, with his... Nonfictions - Post by : codebluenj - Date : May 2012 - Author : D. H. Lawrence - Read : 1539

Twilight In Italy - On The Lago Di Garda - Chapter 1. The Spinner And The Monks Twilight In Italy - On The Lago Di Garda - Chapter 1. The Spinner And The Monks

Twilight In Italy - On The Lago Di Garda - Chapter 1. The Spinner And The Monks
The Holy Spirit is a Dove, or an Eagle. In the Old Testament it was an Eagle; in the New Testament it is a Dove.And there are, standing over the Christian world, the Churches of the Dove and the Churches of the Eagle. There are, moreover, the Churches which do not belong to the Holy Spirit at all, but which are built to pure fancy and logic; such as the Wren Churches in London.The Churches of the Dove are shy and hidden: they nestle among trees, and their bells sound in the mellowness of Sunday; or they are gathered into a... Nonfictions - Post by : best4you - Date : May 2012 - Author : D. H. Lawrence - Read : 1650

Twilight In Italy - The Crucifix Across The Mountains Twilight In Italy - The Crucifix Across The Mountains

Twilight In Italy - The Crucifix Across The Mountains
The imperial road to Italy goes from Munich across the Tyrol, through Innsbruck and Bozen to Verona, over the mountains. Here the great processions passed as the emperors went South, or came home again from rosy Italy to their own Germany.And how much has that old imperial vanity clung to the German soul? Did not the German kings inherit the empire of bygone Rome? It was not a very real empire, perhaps, but the sound was high and splendid.Maybe a certain Groessenwahn is inherent in the German nature. If only nations would realize that they have certain natural characteristics, if only... Nonfictions - Post by : Joe_Coon - Date : May 2012 - Author : D. H. Lawrence - Read : 1506

Fantasia Of The Unconscious - Epilogue Fantasia Of The Unconscious - Epilogue

Fantasia Of The Unconscious - Epilogue
"_Tutti i salmi finiscono in gloria._"All the psalms wind up with the Gloria.--"As it was in the beginning,is now, and ever shall be, World without end. Amen."Well, then, Amen.I hope you say Amen! along with me, dear little reader: if there beany dear little reader who has got so far. If not, I say Amen! all bymyself.--But don't you think the show is all over. I've got anothervolume up my sleeve, and after a year or two years, when I have shakenit down my sleeve, I shall bring it and lay it at the foot of yourLiberty statue, oh Columbia, as... Nonfictions - Post by : cclittle - Date : May 2012 - Author : D. H. Lawrence - Read : 1363

Fantasia Of The Unconscious - Chapter 15. The Lower Self Fantasia Of The Unconscious - Chapter 15. The Lower Self

Fantasia Of The Unconscious - Chapter 15. The Lower Self
CHAPTER XV. THE LOWER SELFSo it comes about that the moon is the planet of our nights, as thesun of our days. And this is not just accidental, or even mechanical.The influence of the moon upon the tides and upon us is not just anaccident in phenomena. It is the result of the creation of theuniverse by life itself. It was life itself which threw the moon aparton the one hand, the sun on the other. And it is life itself whichkeeps the dynamic-vital relation constant between the moon and theliving individuals of the globe. The moon is as dependent upon... Nonfictions - Post by : codebluenj - Date : May 2012 - Author : D. H. Lawrence - Read : 2261

Fantasia Of The Unconscious - Chapter 14. Sleep And Dreams Fantasia Of The Unconscious - Chapter 14. Sleep And Dreams

Fantasia Of The Unconscious - Chapter 14. Sleep And Dreams
CHAPTER XIV. SLEEP AND DREAMSThis is going rather far, for a book--nay, a booklet--on the childconsciousness. But it can't be helped. Child-consciousness it is. Andwe have to roll away the stone of a scientific cosmos from thetomb-mouth of that imprisoned consciousness.Now, dear reader, let us see where we are. First of all, we areourselves--which is the refrain of all my chants. We are ourselves. Weare living individuals. And as living individuals we are the one, pureclue to our own cosmos. To which cosmos living individuals _havealways been the clue, since time began, and _will always be theclue, while time lasts.I know... Nonfictions - Post by : gabby - Date : May 2012 - Author : D. H. Lawrence - Read : 2661

Fantasia Of The Unconscious - Chapter 13. Cosmological Fantasia Of The Unconscious - Chapter 13. Cosmological

Fantasia Of The Unconscious - Chapter 13. Cosmological
CHAPTER XIII. COSMOLOGICALWell, dear reader, Chapter XII was short, and I hope you found itsweet.But remember, this is an essay on Child Consciousness, not a tract onSalvation. It isn't my fault that I am led at moments intoexhortation.Well, then, what about it? One fact now seems very clear--at any rateto me. We've got to pause. We haven't got to gird our loins with a newfrenzy and our larynxes with a new Glory Song. Not a bit of it. Beforeyou dash off to put salt on the tail of a new religion or of a newLeader of Men, dear reader, sit down... Nonfictions - Post by : ow24160 - Date : May 2012 - Author : D. H. Lawrence - Read : 1797

Fantasia Of The Unconscious - Chapter 12. Litany Of Exhortations Fantasia Of The Unconscious - Chapter 12. Litany Of Exhortations

Fantasia Of The Unconscious - Chapter 12. Litany Of Exhortations
CHAPTER XII. LITANY OF EXHORTATIONSI thought I'd better turn over a new leaf, and start a new chapter.The intention of the last chapter was to find a way out of the viciouscircle. And it ended in poison-gas.Yes, dear reader, so it did. But you've not silenced me yet, for allthat.We're in a nasty mess. We're in a vicious circle. And we're making acareful study of poison-gases. The secret of Greek fire was lost longago, when the world left off being wonderful and ideal. Now it iswonderful and ideal again, much wonderfuller and _much more ideal. Sowe ought to do something rare... Nonfictions - Post by : mrtwist - Date : May 2012 - Author : D. H. Lawrence - Read : 1706

Fantasia Of The Unconscious - Chapter 11. The Vicious Circle Fantasia Of The Unconscious - Chapter 11. The Vicious Circle

Fantasia Of The Unconscious - Chapter 11. The Vicious Circle
CHAPTER XI. THE VICIOUS CIRCLEHere is a very vicious circle. And how to get out of it? In the first place, we have to break the love-ideal, once and for all. Love, as we see, is not the only dynamic. Taking love in its greatest sense, and making it embrace every form of sympathy, every flow from the great sympathetic centers of the human body, still it is not the whole of the dynamic flow, it is only the one-half. There is always the other voluntary flow to reckon with, the intense motion of independence and singleness of self, the pride... Nonfictions - Post by : Ndoki - Date : May 2012 - Author : D. H. Lawrence - Read : 2747

Fantasia Of The Unconscious - Chapter 10. Parent Love Fantasia Of The Unconscious - Chapter 10. Parent Love

Fantasia Of The Unconscious - Chapter 10. Parent Love
CHAPTER X. PARENT LOVEIn the serious hour of puberty, the individual passes into his second phase of accomplishment. But there cannot be a perfect transition unless all the activity is in full play in all the first four poles of the psyche. Childhood is a chrysalis from which each must extricate himself. And the struggling youth or maid cannot emerge unless by the energy of all powers; he can never emerge if the whole mass of the world and the tradition of love hold him back.Now we come to the greater peril of our particular form of idealism. It is the... Nonfictions - Post by : mrtwist - Date : May 2012 - Author : D. H. Lawrence - Read : 2269

Fantasia Of The Unconscious - Chapter 9. The Birth Of Sex Fantasia Of The Unconscious - Chapter 9. The Birth Of Sex

Fantasia Of The Unconscious - Chapter 9. The Birth Of Sex
CHAPTER IX. THE BIRTH OF SEXThe last chapter was a chapter of semi-digression. We now return to the straight course. Is the straightness none too evident? Ah well, it's a matter of relativity. A child is born with one sex only, and remains always single in his sex. There is no intermingling, only a great change of roles is possible. But man in the female role is still male.Sex--that is to say, maleness and femaleness--is present from the moment of birth, and in every act or deed of every child. But sex in the real sense of dynamic sexual relationship, this... Nonfictions - Post by : Ndoki - Date : May 2012 - Author : D. H. Lawrence - Read : 2139

Fantasia Of The Unconscious - Chapter 8. Education And Sex In Man, Woman And Child Fantasia Of The Unconscious - Chapter 8. Education And Sex In Man, Woman And Child

Fantasia Of The Unconscious - Chapter 8. Education And Sex In Man, Woman And Child
CHAPTER VIII. EDUCATION AND SEX IN MAN, WOMAN AND CHILDThe one thing we have to avoid, then, even while we carry on our own old process of education, is this development of the powers of so-called self-expression in a child. Let us beware of artificially stimulating his self-consciousness and his so-called imagination. All that we do is to pervert the child into a ghastly state of self-consciousness, making him affectedly try to show off as we wish him to show off. The moment the least little trace of self-consciousness enters in a child, good-by to everything except falsity.Much better just pound... Nonfictions - Post by : codebluenj - Date : May 2012 - Author : D. H. Lawrence - Read : 3196

Fantasia Of The Unconscious - Chapter 7. First Steps In Education Fantasia Of The Unconscious - Chapter 7. First Steps In Education

Fantasia Of The Unconscious - Chapter 7. First Steps In Education
CHAPTER VII. FIRST STEPS IN EDUCATIONThe first process of education is obviously not a mental process. When a mother talks to a baby, she is not encouraging its little mind to think. When she is coaxing her child to walk, she is not making a theoretic exposition of the science of equilibration. She crouches before the child, at a little distance, and spreads her hands. "Come, baby--come to mother. Come! Baby, walk! Yes, walk! Walk to mother! Come along. A little walk to its mother. Come! Come then! Why yes, a pretty baby! Oh, he can toddle! Yes--yes--No, don't be frightened,... Nonfictions - Post by : Truman - Date : May 2012 - Author : D. H. Lawrence - Read : 1921