The Rainbow Essays
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There, on the dusty floorboards, was a piece of paper, folded neatly. A newspaper article from 1941, written in German, alongside a faded picture of two men in Nazi uniforms staring at the camera. I was about to place it back in the box of forgotten things when something in the text jumped out at me. My breath caught in my chest. I know that name. London, present day. Isla has grown up hearing her beloved grandad’s stories about his...
The Rainbow tells the story of three generations of the Brangwen family,between 1840 and 1905. The Brangwens have owned and worked Marsh Farm in Nottinghamshire, England, for generations, and the family includes craftsmen as well as farmers. Tom Brangwen hasn’t much left the Midlands counties of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, where the farm is located. Tom works the land in near isolation, with only an old woman housekeeper as company. However, one day, the vicar of the local church hires a...
When English writer D. H. Lawrence’s novel, The Rainbow, was first published in 1915, it was hailed as obscene and Lawrence himself was labeled a pornographer. The book was banned in many quarters while the righteous of the day took great pleasure in making a public display of burning it. It wasn’t available in England and the United States for many years after its publication, except in an “expurgated” version, meaning that somebody went through the book and took out...