D.H. Lawrence, Rananim and Gilbert Cannan’s Windmills

Harrison, Andrew (2018) D.H. Lawrence, Rananim and Gilbert Cannan’s Windmills. Review of English Studies . ISSN 1471-6968 (In Press)

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Abstract

Biographers and critics of D. H. Lawrence have long recognized the significance of his various schemes to establish small utopian communities in locations such as Florida, the Andes, Palestine, Connecticut, and New Mexico. Recent accounts have, however, sought to distinguish the so-called ‘Rananim’ fantasy which Lawrence created with his wife and a select group of friends over Christmas and New Year 1914–1915 from his later schemes for communitarian living. This essay offers a detailed and revisionary reassessment of the contexts of the Rananim fantasy, drawing on little-known evidence and a previously overlooked textual source to suggest that the largely forgotten playwright, author and critic Gilbert Cannan shared Lawrence’s anti-war views in this period and actively participated in the formulation of Rananim and the associated plan to inhabit an island in the South Seas.

Item Type: Article
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Arts > School of English
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2018 08:41
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2018 09:45
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/52727

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