Sea and Sardinia

Creator

Date

1921

Identifier

Special Collections DG975 S3 L387 1921

Publisher

New York: Thomas Seltzer

Abstract

‘This land resembles no other place. Sardinia is something else. Enchanting spaces and distances to travel - nothing finished, nothing definitive. It is like freedom itself.’ So said D. H. Lawrence, as he and his wife Frieda (Queen Bee or ‘q.b’ in the text) travelled through the island in January 1921, visiting Cagliari, Mandas, Sorgono, and Nuoro. This travel book details rural Italy at its best, before industrialization. Lawrence, that grumpy Nottinghamshire writer, is also at his best. Whether hiding under a tarpaulin from the heat, or describing the chanting voices of a procession in Nuoro, he captures the essence of the island and its people. He called Cagliari a ‘white Jerusalem’. The illustrations are by Jan Juta

Files

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Citation

D. H. Lawrence, “Sea and Sardinia,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed January 29, 2023, https://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/8658.