Almost always in D.H. Lawrence, sex and is never simply sex; it is an existential act, a never ending communion with reality that creates or destroys the self; it remains “a thing of beauty” as chaste as a naked new-born babe, the product of the final intimacy, the intimacy of body and spirit in the hastening joy of creation. It is by virtue of this spiritual view on sex that Lawrence damns the industrialized civilization along with the absolute norms of Christianly for standing in the way to “Vital fulfillment” that is fundamentally the only “Divine Experience”, the experience of the “Infinite Creativity”.
The book is a full length study of Lawrence’s exploration of the deeper roots of sex in human psyche and its subtle imprints in the contours of human relationships. As a matter of the fact, a closer rereading of the novels of D.H. Lawrence is indeed overdue, particularly in view of the allegations lavished on him by critics as eminent as T.S. Eliot and seminal thinkers of the caliber of Bertrand Russell. It should be really worthwhile to reexamine whether the author of Sons and Lovers and Lady Chatterley’s Lover needs continue to be blamed for having provoked a kind of sexual morbidity and whether he was really on the side of the evil, towards which he allegedly succumbed. The present author’s task of analyzing Lawrence’s major concerns in his novels in a single perspective is certainly achieved. The book will remain conducive to students and scholars of D.H. Lawrence.