Psychoanalysis and the Unconscious – D. H. Lawrence (1921) (1st ed)


Psychoanalysis and the Unconscious – D. H. Lawrence (1921) (1st ed)


Title: Psychoanalysis and the Unconscious

Author: D. H. Lawrence

Publisher: Thomas Seltzer, New York, 1921. First edition.

Condition: Hardcover, fair. Spine slightly torn and repaired, sparse annotations in pencil. Inscription to ffep. 120pp., app 7″ by 4.5″.

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About the book:

The first of Lawrence’s 2 books, the other and more famous one being Fantasia of the Unconscious, in which Lawrence talks about Freud’s theories.


Psychoanalysis vs Morality
The Incest Motive and Idealism
The Birth of Consciousness
The Child and His Mother
The Lover and the Beloved
Human Relations and the Unconscious

About D H Lawrence (from Wikipedia):

David Herbert Lawrence (11 September 1885 – 2 March 1930) was an English writer and poet. His collected works represent, among other things, an extended reflection upon the dehumanising effects of modernity and industrialisation. Some of the issues Lawrence explores are sexuality, emotional health, vitality, spontaneity, and instinct.

Lawrence’s opinions earned him many enemies and he endured official persecution, censorship, and misrepresentation of his creative work throughout the second half of his life, much of which he spent in a voluntary exile he called his “savage pilgrimage”. At the time of his death, his public reputation was that of a pornographer who had wasted his considerable talents. E. M. Forster, in an obituary notice, challenged this widely held view, describing him as “the greatest imaginative novelist of our generation.” Later, the literary critic F. R. Leavis championed both his artistic integrity and his moral seriousness.