- NAME: D.H. Lawrence
- OCCUPATION: Journalist, Author, Playwright, Poet
- BIRTH DATE: September 11, 1885
- DEATH DATE: March 02, 1930
- EDUCATION: Nottingham High School, University College of Nottingham
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Eastwood, Essex, England, United Kingdom
- PLACE OF DEATH: Vence, France
- Full Name: David Herbert Lawrence
- AKA: David H. Lawrence
- AKA: D.H. Lawrence
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D.H. Lawrence is best known for his infamous novel Lady Chatterley's Lover, which was banned in the United States until 1959, and is widely regarded as one of the most influential writers of the 20th century.
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Increasingly hobbled by his tuberculosis, Lawrence wrote very little near the end of his life. His final works were Apocalypse, a critique of Western religion, and Last Poems, both of which were published in 1930.
D.H. Lawrence died on March 2, 1930, at the age of 44, in Vence, France.
Reviled as a crude and pornographic writer for much of the latter part of his life, D.H. Lawrence is now widely considered—alongside James Joyce and Virginia Woolf—as one of the great modernist English-language writers. His linguistic precision, mastery of a wide range of subject matters and genres, psychological complexity and exploration of female sexuality distinguish him as one of the most refined and revolutionary English writers of the early 20th century.
Lawrence himself considered his writings an attempt to challenge and expose what he saw as the constrictive and oppressive cultural norms of modern Western culture. He once said, "If there weren't so many lies in the world ... I wouldn't write at all."
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