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'Attachments and coping towards the end of the First World War: D. H. Lawrence's Bay (1919)'; A public talk by Andrew Frayn (Edinburgh Napier University). 29 April, The Seminar Room (H204) in UCD Humanities Institute.
D. H. Lawrence described his poetry collection Bay, published in a limited edition in 1919 by Cyril Beaumont having been in press for over a year, as 'more or less about the war'. It is a document of the dying days of the conflict, largely conceived and written in early 1918 as Lawrence struggled to live by the pen following the suppression of 'The Rainbow' (1915) and his ejection from Cornwall in 1917. In this talk, Andrew Frayn examines the attachments that sustained Lawrence as his parlous personal situation coincided with the fraught final year of the war.
This event is part of the Wartime Attachments series of lectures and podcasts: http://www.ucd.ie/humanities/events/podcasts/2015/wartime-attachments/
Funded by the Irish Research Council, and organised by IRC Postdoctoral Fellow, Barry Sheils