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|Title:||Out of Touch: A study of the literary relationship between the work of D.H. Lawrence and Tennessee Wlilliams|
|Keywords:||English Language and Literature;English Language and Literature|
|Abstract:||<p>The work of D.H. Lawrence had an admitted influence on the work of Tennessee Williams. This thesis explores the implications of the relationship existing between these two literary figures. An emphasis has been placed on those works of Williams admitting of the direct influence of Lawrence. By way of conclusion a whole chapter has been devoted to Orpheus Descending and its ur-version Battle of Angels; these works, considered together, are particularly illuminating in their treatment of Williams' major thematic preoccupations. The central argument of the thesis is concerned with Tennessee Williams' theological determinism. This determinism is at odds with Lawrence's perception of the same notion. The tension between the theological orientation of the two writers causes Williams to interpret Lawrence in a characteristic manner. An examination of the way in which Williams characteristically incorporates Lawrencean elements in his work provides a model for exploration of the thematic content of his whole canon.</p>|
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