‘Eh, my little beauty, eh, my beauty’ //WOMEN IN LOVE – D.H. LAWRENCE (REVIEW?)//

READING is the utmost pleasure – that’s true enough.Anyone up for debate on THIS topic, here is my reply to you –

 

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MARY POPPINS  TO THE RESCUE!! ;P

But sometimes it also serves as a reminder of the acute lack ( of what, exactly? ) in our lives. When I see all those characters so intimately involved in each other’s thoughts and feelings – the inner workings of their minds – I can’t help but feel a sharp sting. It reminds me of all the things that I don’t have in my life yet – all those things that I haven’t experienced. And what’s more – it makes me wonder IF I’ll EVER have it all? And these realizations pave way to skepticism. So, in a way reading is dangerous. It is AS TREACHEROUS AS IT IS PLEASURABLE.

And that’s how it was while I went on and on – AND ON AND ON – turning pages of ‘Women in Love’ – NEVER STOPPING – my mind on prozac but my nerves in a flutter.

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YESSS!!! THIS IS *EXACTLY* WHAT ‘Women in Love’ FELT LIKE!!! *wide eyes* *blushing*

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DO YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT IT FEELS LIKE TO BE HUMAN? DO YOU WANT TO FEEL VALIDATED IN ALL THOSE ANXIETIES AND RIDICULOUS DILEMMAS YOU FACE ON A DAILY BASIS? WELL, I DO.  And so, this was a delightful, if at times nerve wrecking, experience for me.

Lawrence seems to be speaking my mind here. Women in Love is not a series of events that you follow to wait eagerly on the conclusion. It is more of a journey. If you expect to find a gripping tale – EXCITING EVENTS WITH A LIFE OF THEIR OWN – then I’d advice against reading it. Because of this simple reason –  the recurrent and underlying element in this book is NATURE. And, mind you, nature is a phenomenon; it’s a process. BUT,it’s also JUST THERE. Omniscience and omnipotent. You barely notice it sometimes but at others, it becomes overpowering. It feels it’s all there is and NOTHING ELSE. Now would you expect anyone to write out Nature as a summary; as a progression of set events? NO. OF COURSE NOT. And that is EXACTLY what is happening in ‘Women in Love’ – A character driven masterpiece where they spend all their time trying to figure out each other and in turn, trying to know themselves bit better. Trying to come to terms with the truth in their hearts, which, hitherto, they have denied.

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NOW THIS particular aesthetic MAY NOT *COMPLETELY* BE ON POINT HERE  BUT…..BUT…..BUT…. it just – it has this VIBE VERY SIMILAR TO ‘Women in Love’ AND PLUS, I MADE IT SO….I HAD TO INCLUDE IT. ;p ;p ;p

We often talk about a PASSIONATE LOVE, oh sorry I TALK ABOUT IT ALL THE FUCKING TIME ;p, BUT this book portrays characters with passionate MINDS. Now THERE’S a great relief from the often stagnant, shitty love-triangles with those so-called ”SASSY” comments that contemporary novelists have made a habit of including. UGH.

ALL THE CHARACTERS (yes, all of ’em) are of such a lively and witty mind that you are drawn into their lives whether are a lover of classics or not. You see, there is a DARKNESS behind all of them – a solemnity that comes with the duality of mind, which is present in ALL OF US (no exceptions). I could quote examples here but that would just take away ALL THE SPACE and would leave you feeling cheated so I won’t.

But there is ONE THING I CAN FUCKING TELL YOU.

PLATO + JANE AUSTEN +  EMILY BRONTE + NEVILLE GODDARD = D.H. LAWRENCE.

NOW CAN YOU AFFORD TO NOT READ IT??

The struggle – the emotional struggle – the tension between and among the characters is JUST TOO REAL to be ignored. I mean, you JUST CAN’T IGNORE IT EVEN if you wished to. You can’t NOT get caught up in it. You can’t NOT loose yourself  in all this depth. And, at the same time, you CAN’T NOT rethink, re-evaluate your own feelings, and thoughts, and opinions on EVERYTHING. THAT’S the power of ‘Women in Love’ – it makes you think from bizarre perspectives. You find yourself beginning to become all those characters that you are reading about at once and at the same instant, you are NONE OF THEM AT ALL. You are YOU and you are THEM as well. This explains………illuminates………EXPOSES the real, the USUAL dilemma that WE ALL GO THROUGH. It’s just that sometimes we are too busy in getting caught up in all the other absurdities of life that we fail to notice our twin minds.

NOW I won’t tell you the story in brief because that would be SIMPLY CRUEL – A CRIME. I won’t give you a SYNOPSIS. I want YOU TO OPEN THE BOOK AND READ IT – EVEN IF YOU ARE UNSURE OF WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO ENCOUNTER. EVEN IF YOU FEEL THAT CLASSICS ARE ”NOT YOUR THING” ;P

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BUT……..

 

‘If you are doing a thing, do it properly, and if you’re not going to do it properly, leave it alone.’

I fucking agree with Gerald here ( A SIMPLY DELIGHTFUL CHARACTER – as are they all in DIFFERENT respects) and would also advice anyone who decides to read Women in Love to be open to wisdom, wit, and a bit of charming ridicule. If that doesn’t sound like your cup of coffee ( YEAH I HATE TEA – SUE ME!! *eye roll*) then PLEASE LEAVE IT ALONE. I’m not dying JUST YET and will review MANY MORE ”YOUR KINDA” books so stay tuned but PLEASE make a thoughtful decision about reading this one. Because once you begin to read Women in Love, there’s not turning back and YOU WILL COME OUT A CHANGED HUMAN BEING – the changes may seem subtle but the WILL INFLUENCE YOUR LIFE, and I DARESAY, in a PLEASANT WAY.

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DID I MAKE YOUR MIND? Do you want to throw all work you are doing and go get a copy of the book LIKE RIGHT NOW? DO YOU?? *listens carefully*  WHAT’S THAT??????? NOOO?? *angry eyes* WHAT THE FUCK? EVEN AFTER THAT LANA DEL REY GIF? YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME. 

*SIGH*

Fiiiiiiiine. If you have ANY DOUBTS ABOUT IT (although I fucking doubt it!!) TALK IT OUT. In the comments. ;p

14 thoughts on “‘Eh, my little beauty, eh, my beauty’ //WOMEN IN LOVE – D.H. LAWRENCE (REVIEW?)//

  1. I’m honestly living for this post, you have no idea. Trust me love, relationships are only fun sometimes, the sweet remarks, the butterflies and smiles. It’s great, it really is the most pure and amazing thing. But relationships often come with arguments and disappointment. It depends on who you are as a person. I am exceptionally needy and tend to get annoying. Neediness seems to throw a lot of guys off and apparently aren’t into it but if you really think about it, needy people are less likely to cheat. Love is fun and will make your heart feel like it’s on fire, it’s a good kind of burn but usually the chemical reaction from burns ends in blackness. I have so many hopes for love because I’ve had my heart broken a few times, nothing hurts worse than the snap beneath your rib cage. It hurts for a really long time. *washes away depressing things I just said* But when you’re in love or in the early stages of relationships, experiencing all that flustered/happy/butterflies and warmth in your heart is honestly like eating cake for breakfast, brownies for lunch and ice cream for dinner. Perfection. The feeling inside you is just the warmest, and it almost feels like home, almost. If you ever get the opportunity, I recommend taking it. Even if it ends badly, you’ll always have the memories and experience.

    Also that quooooote! I’m reading Wuthering Heights ATM 👌👌❤

    That aesthetic is freaking goals.

    Lots of loveeeee,
    -Ash

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  2. OH MY GODDE, ASH!!! 😭😭 Your comment makes me wanna cryy… Cry out loud.. EVERY WORD YOU HAVE JUST SAID IS SOO FUCKING TRUE. BUT DON’T YOU EVER FEEL LIKE CHANGING YOURSELF JUST BECause some douchebags don’t realize how amazing you are, okay? OKAYY. 😁😁❤

    And now FOR THE GOLDEN PART, THANK YOU…THANK YOU….THANK YOU soo much for that validation! You have NO IDEA how much security I seek and how much I try to JUST MAKE SURE THAT THE GUY’S NOT GOING TO HURT ME EVENTUALLY, before diving into a new experience BUT YOU ARE RIGHT. THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THINGS ARE SPONTANEOUS. Those can’t be calculated. And as Lana del Rey says in Pretty When I cry , Memories are WORTH QUITE A LOT, aren’t they?! 😊😊

    LOOOVED YOUR COMMENT, ASH. YOU MADE MY DAY. 😁😁❤❤❤

    PS YOU BETTER LET ME KNOW ONCE YOU ARE FINISHED READING WUTHERING HEIGHTS. 😁😁😁😁

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  3. Okay hey.
    Excuse me.
    Miss. *Tapping on your back*
    Miss?
    Hey?
    Can we pretend that im the first comment here?
    Can we pretend that I’m not jealous of Ash for Beating me to the first comment Honor?

    We can? Oh that’s wonderful, dear. *Classic much?*

    ATTENTION EVERYONE!!
    CAN WE PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO APPRECIATE THIS GENIUS BLOGGER? for making me fall in love and get excited and drowned to a book that i DON’T ACTUALLLY OWN, or wasn’t planning to read until 5 mins ago??
    Like what the fuck?
    What happened?
    Hahahahha you fucking nailed this review, babe bou chucky chuck chuck.

    And the aesthetics are just, *whistling* !!
    And hey you got me at the Lana del rey Gif. ON POINT XDBHDNEJSNSHXHDBD 😍😂😂😂

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    1. AWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!! 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍 HONEY, I WAS WAITING FOR YOU!!!!!!! 😁😁😁

      Well, THANK YOU SOOOOOOO VERY MUCH FOR F-I-N-A-L-L-Y arriving here….😒😒 BUT, IT’S FINE. NOW YOU ARE HERE AND WE CAN PRETEND EVERYTHING’S COOL. 😁😁

      And I KNOW RIGHT????!?!/ I mean WHO THE FUCK CAN IGNORE THAT GIF???!?! Apart from apes, I don’t see anyone else capable of that! 😂😂😂

      Well, I hope you’ll read and then we’ll TALK ABOUT IT….YAYYYYYY!!!!! 😍😍❤❤❤

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    1. AWWWWW!!! REALLY??? YOU LIKED IT *THAT* MUCH??!?! 😍😍😍😍😍 Oh, you simply HAVE TO READ THIS BOOK! It is GORGEOUSNESS!! GLORIOUSNESS!!!!!!!! 😂😂😂 I FUCKING LOOOOVED IT!!!!!!!!! ❤❤❤❤

      Thank youuuuu…😍 I have been practicing making them and HONESTLY?? It’s sooo much fun!!! I AM ADDICTED NOW.. 😂😂

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      1. That’s so awesome to hear!!! ❤️😍 I’m checking it out as we speak 😉

        I love making aesthetics too!!! It’s so much fun, and so easy to spend hours looking at photos 😍

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      2. OH WOWW!!! I’d love to know your thoughts about Women in Love once you finish reading it. LET. ME. KNOW. xd Okay??????

        HELL YEAH!!! AESTHETICS ARE GORGEOUS TO LOOK AT AND FUN TO MAKE!!! ❤ ❤ ❤

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  4. Gosh what a stunning review!!! I already really love Lawrence, but it’s been years since I picked him up. I agree so much with how you defined him and honestly I don’t think you could capture the essence of his work any better- he’s such a beautifully intense writer and I think anyone that wants a genuinely romantic book should read his work!
    PS that Lana del Rey gif was gold 😉

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    1. S-E-R-I-O-U-S-L-YYY!!! Women in Love is the first work I have read by him. I had read some of his short stories BUT DAMN!!! THIS ONE TOOK ME TO CLOUD NINE AND I AM LIKING IT HERE!! 😁😁 ☁ ☁😂

      YEAHHH!! I just HAD TO USE THIS GIF! LANA DEL REY ROCKS…!! ❤❤❤

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