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Circulating Genius: John Middleton Murry, Katherine Mansfield and D. H. Lawrence$
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Sydney Janet Kaplan

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780748641482

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641482.001.0001

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The Things We Are

The Things We Are

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(p.137) Chapter 7 The Things We Are
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Circulating Genius: John Middleton Murry, Katherine Mansfield and D. H. Lawrence
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Sydney Janet Kaplan

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641482.003.0008

This chapter analyses Murry's second novel, The Things We Are, which is examined in relation to his negative response to the publication of Lawrence's Women in Love. It also describes Murry's treatment of the malaise of modernity that suggests parallels with T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land. The references to psychoanalysis and interpretation of dreams suggest the influence of Sigmund Freud.

Keywords:   The Things We Are, Novel, Lawrence, T. S. Eliot, The Waste Land, Modernity, Freud, Psychoanalysis, Dreams

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