D.H. Lawrence: The price to pay at home for terrible, terrible war

Antiwar literary and philosophical selections

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Anti-war essays, poems, short stories and literary excerpts

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D.H. Lawrence
From Kangaroo (1923)

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But in England, during the later years of the war, a true and deadly fear of the criminal living spirit which arose in all the stay-at-home bullies who governed the country during those years. From 1916 to 1919 a wave of criminal lust rose and possessed England, there was a reign of terror, under a set of indecent bullies like Bottomley of John Bull and other bottom-dog members of the House of Commons…

The terrible, terrible war, made so fearful because in every country practically every man lost his head, and lost his own centrality, his own manly isolation in his own integrity, which alone keeps life real. Practically every man being caught away from himself, as in some…

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