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Eisler, E.R. (1942). Literature and Personality: Analysis of the Novels of D. H. Lawrence, Part II. Harold Greier McCurdy. Character and Personality, VIII, No. 4, 1940.. Psychoanal Q., 11:143.
    
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(1942). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 11:143

Literature and Personality: Analysis of the Novels of D. H. Lawrence, Part II. Harold Greier McCurdy. Character and Personality, VIII, No. 4, 1940.

Edwin R. Eisler

This is the third of a series of articles. The author has attempted to analyze the thirteen major novels of D. H. Lawrence. He attempts to classify most of the characters of all of Lawrence's novels into three types: (a) those acting as important centers of consciousness; (b) those who are physically dark, pronouncedly sexual and emotional, and close to animals and the earth; and (c) those who are physically blonde, and occupied with industry or business and society. Beginning with the hypothesis that imaginative literature is a projection of the author's personality, he applies this viewpoint to his study of Lawrence. He concludes that a continuity between the novels can be demonstrated and that the kind of information about the personality of the author which can be extracted from the material may be valid without reference to external facts. He finds a close correlation between his findings thus obtained and the known facts of Lawrence's life.

Inferences are drawn regarding patterns in the psychosexual development of Lawrence which tend to confirm psychoanalytic theory regarding the importance of early family influences in the later life of the individual.

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Eisler, E.R. (1942). Literature and Personality: Analysis of the Novels of D. H. Lawrence, Part II.. Psychoanal. Q., 11:143

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