18 July 2005

48. D. H. Lawrence, THE RAINBOW

In the last century, D. H. Lawrence pioneered the Möbius branch of literature by writing an infinite book. This book, THE RAINBOW, chronicled the history of a lower-middle-class family in the English Midlands and its sexed-up but non-deviant women, all of whom had rather disappointing lives except for that brief moment before marriage when they experienced sensual fulfillment. The book was able to loop around several topics like the state of fin-de-siécle public education and cathedral architecture to create a truly unending experience.

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