Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997)
Lawrence, D H

(1885-1930) UK writer, best-known for nonfantastic works. He wrote some Supernatural Fiction, including the famous "The Rocking Horse Winner" (in The Ghost Book anth 1926 ed Cynthia Asquith), about a boy who can predict winning horses; the tale was filmed as The Rocking Horse Winner (1949). In the title story of The Woman Who Rode Away and Other Stories (coll 1928) Native Americans demonstrate their consanguinity with the old dark life principles; "The Last Laugh", from the same volume, is a Conte Cruel with fantastic elements. The Man Who Died (1928 The Forum as "The Escaped Cock"; rev 1929) features a resurrected Christ, powers of healing intact, who comes into ecstatic oneness with his whole body in an act of sexual union with a priestess of Isis. [JC]

David Herbert Lawrence


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