The following is the first of what I hope to be a regular feature, in which I recommend a new book each month that I absolutely love and can whole-heartedly recommend. There are so many places to find book recommendations, but I still sometimes find it difficult to know what to read. Bizarre, but true. I hope that by slowly building a list here, it might be a useful place for my fellow book lovers to turn for ideas. To read more, check out my Books I Love page.
Would I recommend THE RAINBOW? Yes!
THE RAINBOW by D.H. Lawrence, published in 1915 and banned in England for eleven years, is a family drama that follows three generations of the Brangwen family as England moves from a rural to an industrial society. The narrative arc of the novel provides the scaffolding upon which Lawrence explores a wide range of philosophical and psychological questions, such as the relationship between spirituality and sexuality, industrialization and nature, and personal freedom and society. Ultimately, however, THE RAINBOW is about yearning for truth and beauty in a messy world.