Summer 1969 • Vol. XXXI No. 3 Book Reviews |

Shorter Reviews: Lawrence in Love: Letters to Louie Burrows

Lawrence in Love: Letters to Louie Burrows edited by James T. Boulton. Southern Illinois University Press, $7.50. This volume of Lawrence's letters is a very satisfying thing to read. Especially to someone like me, perhaps, because this is the Lawrence I knew first, the English Lawrence, the poet who transfigured my own experience—my Midlands, my school friendships, my family—with the glow of life. I say satisfying because as time passes one gets grateful to what stays solid in one's life, to the people who continue to prove themselves as important as you thought them. But there is a more objective-descriptive value to the word, in that this cycle of letters is so complete. It runs from 1906 to 1912, from Lawrence being twenty-one to Lawrence being twenty-seven, and covers the end of his relationship with "Miriam," the death of his mother, the engagement with Louie, the illness at Croydon, and—at the very end—the elopement with Frieda. During these six years the crucial

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