Books: Lawrence and Christ

THE MAN WHO DIED— D. H. Lawrence—Knopf ($1.75).

David Herbert Lawrence's second novel to appear posthumously in the U. S. (the first: The Virgin and The Gipsy, TIME, Nov. 24) may not be his last word but it is a good place to stop. When published in Paris (1929) under the title of The Escaped Cock it drew words of high praise even from so belittling a Lawrence critic as John Middleton Murry. Devoutly orthodox Christians may find the story blasphemous (it will certainly be awarded a place on the Pope's Index Librorum Prohibitor...

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