Life force and death force in

Sandra Sirangelo Maggio


Frieda Lawrence first introduced her husband to the
work of Sigmund Freud when the last draft of Sons and
Lovers was being finished. That's why critics, even now,
wonder about the extent of the influence Fredian theories
might have had upon the novel. Anyway, the fact remains
that Lawrence has his own views of the unconscious (which
he states in essays such as 'Fantasia of the Unconscious'
and 'Psychoanalysis of the Unconscious') 1 , and that he and
Freud follow, ultimately, the same path. Sons and Lovers
is where they meet, one with theoretic explanations, the
other with the empirical demonstration.


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Copyright (c) 1983 Sandra Sirangelo Maggio

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