Twilight in Italy
D. H. Lawrence
The author of Sea and Sardinia and Mornings in Mexico shares essays on his travels to Germany, Austria, and Italy. D. H. Lawrence first left England in 1912 and almost immediately began recording his reaction to foreign cultures. Many of those writings became a series of travel articles intended to be published in newspapers; two of them are published here for the first time, deemed too anti-German at the time. Other essays were modified and added to even more observations for Lawrence’s first travel book, Twilight in Italy, published in 1916. Shaped by the atmosphere of the War, and its rampant anxieties, these essays are imbued with Lawrence’s intellectual daring and confidence, which raise them above a conventional travel book.