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Șarpele cu peneThe Story Of A European Woman S Self Annihilating Plunge Into The Intrigues, Passions, And Pagan Rituals Of Mexico Lawrence S Mesmerizing And Unsettling 1926 Novel Is His Great Work Of The Political Imagination.

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  1. says:

    OK It s a mad book, no doubt about it It s full of ferocity and discontent And it does seem to ask us to take its ideas about cults and gods and blood seriously It has stupid notions about race It is infected with a misanthropic disdain for most people But it is also struggling with all this, fighting against these damaging instincts It is rescued, as a book, by its ambivalences and self questioning It is also dramatic and powerful It is a kind of challenge, a kind of poison, but it is OK It s a mad book, no doubt about it It s full of ferocity and discontent And it does seem to ask us to take its ideas about cults and gods and blood seriously It has stupid notions about race It is infected with a misanthropic disdain for most people But it is also struggling with all this, fighting against these damaging instincts It is rescued, as a book, by its ambivalences and self questioning It is also dramatic and powerful It is a kind of challenge, a kind of poison, but it is something, not nothing, not a novel about petty, dull, self important people More a novel about grand, pompous, absurd, self important creatures I m happy I ve read it I would not re read it


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    D.H Lawrence came from a day and age when writing was self discovery It was a way to find out who you were, a way to open up new worlds within yourself And the people loved reading about it You grasped a sense of a writer s psyche, his mind, his emotions and soul Reading The Plumed Serpent you get all that andLawrence is most famous for Lady Chatterley s Lover but The Plumed Serpent is by far the superior novel Always an autobiographical writer, The Plumed Serpent catches Lawrence i D.H Lawrence came from a day and age when writing was self discovery It was a way to find out who you were, a way to open up new worlds within yourself And the people loved reading about it You grasped a sense of a writer s psyche, his mind, his emotions and soul Reading The Plumed Serpent you get all that andLawrence is most famous for Lady Chatterley s Lover but The Plumed Serpent is by far the superior novel Always an autobiographical writer, The Plumed Serpent catches Lawrence in the midst of his famed savage pilgrimage s North American swing, specifically Mexico.Well, let me tell you, Lawrence will put you there You ll be sweaty and a bit dirty too The flies will buzz and bite your ankles The sun shining off the matador s sword will blind you Simply put it s an experience.And, oh yeah, there s a story running through it too A woman from Ireland, Kate Leslie, is exposed to the brutality of Mexican culture The novel opens at a bullfight in Mexico City, and you need to remember that Lawrence is no ordinary writer Catch this description of how a bull runs into the bullfighting ring for the first time He ran out, blindly, as if from the dark, probably thinking that now he was free Then he stopped short, seeing he was not free, but surrounded in an unknown way He was utterly at a loss.Back to the story Kate Leslie the Irish woman is repulsed by what she sees, but then she meets General Cipriano, a pure bred Indian, and then eventually is introduced to his friend, Don Ramon, a political leader Both men want to revive the old pagan ways and this is where Lawrence, obsessed with sexuality and blood, comes in with his phallic power notions , and little by little Kate is drawn under their spell.The book will impact you It is powerful and yes, in a pagan, rudimentary, life force way In this snippet Kate begins to realize General Cipriano primeval appeal In the shadowy world where men were visionless, and winds of fury rose up from the earth, Cipriano was still a power Once you entered his mystery the scale of all things changed, and he became a living male power, undefined, and unconfined The smallness, the limitation ceased to exist. The Plumed Serpent is pure Lawrence It may be a bit strong for some, but for others, perhaps the majority, it will be a welcome literary wallop


  3. says:

    I could only get through the first 45 pages of privileged white Americans and one Irish woman who move to Mexico and then complain about the Mexicans Nobody has time for that shit.


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    DH Lawrence takes a trip to Mishima Country This was so crazy I just had to love it.It s about Kate, Irish widow, who is in Mexico and pretty much hating it and everyone in it We open at a bullfight Mishima loved a good matador where everything s a bit sad and unEuropean Kate goes on to say lots of racist things about Mexicans Which is a downer But then she meets a local warlord, and then his warlord boyfriend Mishima loved a man in uniform , moves to a lakeside villa, and starts falli DH Lawrence takes a trip to Mishima Country This was so crazy I just had to love it.It s about Kate, Irish widow, who is in Mexico and pretty much hating it and everyone in it We open at a bullfight Mishima loved a good matador where everything s a bit sad and unEuropean Kate goes on to say lots of racist things about Mexicans Which is a downer But then she meets a local warlord, and then his warlord boyfriend Mishima loved a man in uniform , moves to a lakeside villa, and starts falling in love with them and their unique brand of pagan fascism Mishima loved fascism So crazy The words erect , manhood or sperm are on almost every page No prizes for guessing what the plumed serpent represents.But Mexico seems really beautiful And I d love to know if Mishima read it.Mishima bits Cipriano was watching Ramon with black, guarded eyes, in which was an element of love, and of fear, and of trust, but also incomprehension, and the suspicion that goes with incomprehension and With Cipriano he was most sure Cipriano and he, even when they embraced each other with passion, when they met after an absence, embraced in the recognition of each other s eternal and abiding loneliness like the Morning Star.But women would not have this They wanted intimacy and intimacy means disgust Carlota wanted to be eternally and closely identified with Ramon, consequently she hated him and hated everything which she thought drew him away from this eternal close identification with herself It was just a horror and he knew it and When he comes, all you who strive shall find the second strength And when you have it, where will you feel it Not here and he struck his forehead Not where the cunning gringos have it, in the head, and in their books Not we We are men, we are not spiders We shall have it here he struck his breast and here he struck his belly and here he struck his loins and Ramon knelt and pressed his arms close round Cipriano s waist, pressing his black head against his side And Cipriano began to feel as if his mind, his head were melting away in the darkness like a pearl in black wine, the other circle of sleep began to swing, vast And he was a man without a head, moving like a dark wind over the face of the dark waters and She walked across the beach to the jetty, feeling the life surging vivid and resistant within her It is sex, she said to herself How wonderful sex can be, when men keep it powerful and sacred, and it fills the world Like sunshine through and through one


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    As a writer, Lawrence emits a sense of greatness, of towering above the ordinary and rendering nearly everyone else small minded by comparison this is thoroughly in keeping with the attitudes of this very Nietzschean novel It is the intensity and passion of Lawrence s vision, complemented by astute acerbic insight, that makes him a giant His stance does tower abovemodern,reasonable,charitable ones Do not dismiss him on account of his unpleasant conclusions It s not what he As a writer, Lawrence emits a sense of greatness, of towering above the ordinary and rendering nearly everyone else small minded by comparison this is thoroughly in keeping with the attitudes of this very Nietzschean novel It is the intensity and passion of Lawrence s vision, complemented by astute acerbic insight, that makes him a giant His stance does tower abovemodern,reasonable,charitable ones Do not dismiss him on account of his unpleasant conclusions It s not what he believes in, it s how he believes in it that matters Lawrence is not a slick storyteller, nor does he write with a consistently fluid style Story, style and Lawrentian philosophy synthesise to produce true greatness at intermittent moments elsewhere the going can be tough, but there s is always a latent sense of true power Lawrence s almost relentless misanthropy almost gets too much, but his passion for a life albeit as an abstract or unrealistic ideal almost justifies it By comparison to today s norms, it is perhaps his uncompromising high seriousness that ultimately most appeals How he would loathe postmodernism.After a brilliant description of a bullfight in the first chapter, The Plumed Serpent seems to decline into a sour fictionalised travel memoir of Mexico , but the plot gradually picks up again, from about a third of the way through I find Lawrence s short stories the most compelling, and I agree with the consensus that Sons And Lovers, The Rainbow and Women In Love are his greatest novels, but The Plumed Serpent is a powerful, memorable work by a most vital original master, with whom it is bracing to engage


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    Remember Mexico was still fresh from revolution Lawrence does tap into the political here, but from that vision of his always textured with body psychology Any reader not expecting immersion in liquids denser than simple bathwater should be forewarned.Lawrence comes as close as any, for a man, to getting at a woman s psyche Granted, all relationships for him reverberate in a mind encased by nature and saturate the mind with a nature humid with August and not devoid of insects His world sme Remember Mexico was still fresh from revolution Lawrence does tap into the political here, but from that vision of his always textured with body psychology Any reader not expecting immersion in liquids denser than simple bathwater should be forewarned.Lawrence comes as close as any, for a man, to getting at a woman s psyche Granted, all relationships for him reverberate in a mind encased by nature and saturate the mind with a nature humid with August and not devoid of insects His world smells and gets felt, annoys and perturbs In short, it means itself in a context that strikes a reader as seriously real.Is it possible for moderns to become Aztec gods Is it possible for two men and a woman to find their place together We, ourselves, are so blanched with science the overnight anchovy left over on the kitchen platter that when we reach for myth to explain ourselves, we find cartoons.DHL records the succulence of life Sometimes it s pretty, and it s largely frightening


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    My rating 3,5 starsFree download available at eBooks Adelaide.Quotations She felt again, as the felt before, that Mexico lay in her destiny almost as a doom Something so heavy, so oppressive, like the folds of some huge serpent that seemed as if it could hardly raise itself There is no such thing as liberty,The greatest liberators are usually slaves of an idea The freest people are slaves to convention and public opinion, andstill, slaves to the industrial machine There is no such thi My rating 3,5 starsFree download available at eBooks Adelaide.Quotations She felt again, as the felt before, that Mexico lay in her destiny almost as a doom Something so heavy, so oppressive, like the folds of some huge serpent that seemed as if it could hardly raise itself There is no such thing as liberty,The greatest liberators are usually slaves of an idea The freest people are slaves to convention and public opinion, andstill, slaves to the industrial machine There is no such thing as liberty You only change one sort of domination for another All we can do is to choose our master


  8. says:

    Disappointing read I had a very hard time staying with this story as it was slow and negative I wanted to put it down multiple times but stayed with it hoping for a lovely finish Would not recommend like I would Lady C s Lover.


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    Thank you, Mr Lawrence I think.Much to think about here, but also much that isn t acceptable or comfortable in a 21st Century world As the academic wrote in the Introduction to my edition if you want a handbook for how to set up your own Fascist group this has it all The main theme of this book is the establishment of a Fascist group in Mexico using pre European type gods to influence the native Indian population to join The publication date is really important when reading this book, be Thank you, Mr Lawrence I think.Much to think about here, but also much that isn t acceptable or comfortable in a 21st Century world As the academic wrote in the Introduction to my edition if you want a handbook for how to set up your own Fascist group this has it all The main theme of this book is the establishment of a Fascist group in Mexico using pre European type gods to influence the native Indian population to join The publication date is really important when reading this book, because if you don t then you can easily run along claiming Lawrence is a supporter of Mussolini Hitler The fact that he pre empts them for almost 10 years says a lot Intellectual adults who had survived the Great War wanted a change in how governments were run they felt the previous types monarchy democratic capitalism had failed the people It was a common belief that a charismatic person could rise save the populous the two extreme ways were socialist communism, or right wing oligarchies It is really important that people in Britain thought Mussolini Hitler were doing great things as they repatriated Italy Germany So, I feel we must not condemn Lawrence for his intellectual experiment in this novel Why he supported an oligarchy of men, ruling over others is a little beyond me especially as he was a collier s son.The concepts of eugenics in a broad sense so, no mixing of blood races , new order that uses old religions to break down the power of the Europeans and their corrupt ways culture, ideas and religion and thus anti colonialism, and feminism, are all played out here The serious problem is Lawrence doesn t deal well with any of these he waivers from point of view within the characters and not between the characters And even her, he is heavy handed Kate, the European women getting bound up in the all the fervour and excitement is a good case in point I have no problems with Kate vacillating between getting away from the Mexican madness and joining the cult, but for a satisfactory outcome for the reader, she needed to make a decision on that final page And then there is the feminist aspect he produces a free thinking, independent woman, who then considers being a second fiddle to the men Really, Mr Lawrence Finally, there is the sensuality sexuality in the book The men spend most of their bare from the waist up all very titillating for the early 1920s , the word sperm is used to describe the colour of the water at least 4 times, and we have esoteric metaphysical descriptions of the blood rush when one is sexuality roused, for both men and women Everywhere the feeling of sensuality abounds in the raw descriptions of the plants and flowers, the animals, particularly the stallion and oxen scenes It has that exotic, steamy tropical sensual excitement about it.My other problem with this novel is the writing style Lawrence is stodgy I always forget how stodgy he can be think swimming through molasses or porridge For this reason, he can slow down action and description to a boring mess of sentences However, on the other hand, there are moments of poetic brilliance and beauty Some of the sentences, aiming to be poetic, instead do feel contrived.Will I recommend this others No However, if you want to read a book about fascist ideas from an English intellectual, or you want to read all of Lawrence s novels, then go for it


  10. says:

    Although one hesitates to give any book by D H Lawrence two stars, in this case I must The Plumed Serpent is no Son s and Lovers This late Lawrence book is filled with long winded, pretentious and repetitive passages of ersatz Aztec religious claptrap and equally ill conceived mysticism about the savage Mexican Indian as a race Couple these with a sort of proto fascism, and one has a pretty nasty book Lawrence s take on gender relations in this world of neo Aztec revival is equally unattra Although one hesitates to give any book by D H Lawrence two stars, in this case I must The Plumed Serpent is no Son s and Lovers This late Lawrence book is filled with long winded, pretentious and repetitive passages of ersatz Aztec religious claptrap and equally ill conceived mysticism about the savage Mexican Indian as a race Couple these with a sort of proto fascism, and one has a pretty nasty book Lawrence s take on gender relations in this world of neo Aztec revival is equally unattractive At the same time, there are the descriptive passages of great lyric beauty that are pure Lawrence and some earnest wrestling with questions of individualism versus the commonality of humankind I didn t like the book, but I m glad I read it

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