Document ReferenceLa R 5/4/7
TitleLetter from S. Bircumshaw, Eastwood, Nottinghamshire to Keith Sagar; 24 Aug. 1972
Date24 August 1972
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionAcknowledges Keith Sagar's acceptance of the truth of their statements about D.H. Lawrence and Frieda; comments forcefully and at length on inaccuracies concerning Lawrence's early life firstly alluding to Frieda's views on H.T. Moore's 'The Intelligent Heart'; considers Bert's portrayal of his father in 'Sons and Lovers' to be 'a pack of lies' stressing that he was not a boozer but when Bert had drink 'he made a fool of himself'; after commenting on their reluctance to be interviewed, particularly by Americans, and giving news of his wife's recent serious illness quotes the finish of Bert's essay on the novel 'Give me the novel, let me hear what the novel says. Usually the novelist is a dribbling liar'.
Termpublications, biographies, Harry T. Moore 'Intelligent Heart'
publications, novels, D.H. Lawrence 'Sons and Lovers'
publications, essays, D.H. Lawrence 'Novel'
ReprodnNoteUniversity of Nottingham

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA169Lawrence; Frieda (1879-1956); née von Richthofen; married Ernest Weekley 1899 D.H. Lawrence 1914 Antonio Ravagli 19501879-1956
NA74614Lawrence; Arthur John (1846-1924); father of D.H. Lawrence1846-1924
NA42Lawrence; D.H. (1885-1930); David Herbert; writer1885-1930
NA75053Bircumshaw; Steve (fl 1902-1972); of Eastwoodfl 1902-1972
NA388Sagar; Keith M. (1934-2013); Dr; academic and author1934-2013
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