The London Season: Posthumous Triumph

British critics have just discovered "a major dramatist" who turns out to be that old literatus of the libido, David Herbert Lawrence.

D. H. Lawrence has long been admired as both a poet and painter. As a novelist, he was a passionate realist and an impassioned crusader for plain talk about sex. As a playwright, however, Lawrence has been ignored; his eight plays were poorly received on the rare occasions when they were performed during his lifetime, and they were first published in a collected edition only three years ago. Their new eminence is the result of a...