A case for D.H. Lawrence as a father of modern travel writing

Lawrence laments the forgotten Etruscan consciousness, as expressed of their tombs’ carvings and statuary. Lawrence being Lawrence, he finds particular resonance within the stone symbols of the phallus and the womb. At occasions, this lamentation turns polemical in equating “mechanistic, militaristic” Rome’s highly effective ambitions with imperial Britain and fascist Italy. The Romans, in accordance with Lawrence, “hated the phallus and the ark [womb], as a result of they needed empire and domination and, above all, riches.”

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