Originally published in Italian as L'orizzonte mobile: spazio e luoghi nella narrativa di D.H. Lawrence in 1998, this critical study analyzes the work of D.H. Lawrence in light of new theories about space and location, or place and community. This approach is especially useful in examining Lawrence, as place and space are central aspects of all of his work The introductory chapter explains the theoretical premises, drawing extensively from anthropology especially insofar as the relationship between culture and nature or community and place are concerned. This chapter also offers theories based on semiotics sociological concerns and recent research in human geography and environmentalism. Succeeding chapters analyze functional aspects of place and space in D H Lawrence's work. Lawrence's major novels and stories provide the main focus of this book, but attention is also paid to lesser-known texts, both fiction and nonfiction. This work provides a new approach to studies on D H Lawrence, opening up new insights for both scholars and students alike.
Stefania Michelucci is associate professor of English literature at the University of Genoa (Italy). She has written extensively on Lawrence and on other 19th and 20th century authors. She has also worked on the relationship between literature and the visual arts. Jill Franks is an English professor at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee.