Abbreviations; Acknowledgements; 1. 'The Work of Creation': Lawrence and the Bible; 2. Biblical intertextuality: Bakhtin, Bloom and Derrida; 3. Higher criticism: Lawrence's break with Christianity; 4. Poetic fathers: Nietzsche and the Romantic tradition; 5. Pre-war poetry and fiction: Adam and Eve come through; 6. Re-making Genesis: The Rainbow as counter-Bible; 7. Double-reading the Bible: Esoteric Studies and Reflections; 8. Genesis versus John: Women in Love, The Lost Girl and Mr Noon; 9. Books of Exodus: Aaron's Rod, Kangaroo and The Boy in the Bush; 10. Prose sketches, 'Evangelistic Beasts' and Stories with biblical 'Overtones'; 11. Prophetic voices and 'red' mythology: The Plumed Serpent and David; 12. The Risen Lord: The Escaped Cock, Lady Chatterley's Lover and the Paintings; 13. Apocalypse: the conflict of love and power; 14. Last Poems: final thoughts; List of references; Indices.
"It is good to see Wright turn his considerable knowledge to Lawrence... He has a scrupulous sense of Lawrence's biography and publishing history... I would recommend this book to students and Lawrence scholars." D.H. Lawrence Review "Wright's long-overdue study addresses a crucial, heretofore neglected aspect of Lawrence's canon..." Choice "T.R. Wright 's book install renewed respect both for the Bible's continuing resonance and for the ways in which that resonance shape s creative and critical writing alike...this study will prove very useful to readers interested in Lawrence, the Bible, and, most importantly, their fruitful intersection." English Literature in Transition 2002