Thursday 18 January 2024 - 16:21
A romance of blossoming spirit, 'The Virgin and the Gypsy' appears in Persian

IBNA- A novella 'The Virgin and the Gypsy' (1926) by leading English author David Herbert Lawrence, which portrays the spirit of youthful unrest and a romance of blossoming spirit has been published in Persian.

This book by D. H. Lawrence whose several works have already been rendered into Persian, has been translated by Kaveh Mir-Abbasi. Tehran-based Ofoq Publishing has released 'The Virgin and the Gypsy' in 152 pages.

An electrifying short novel published posthumously set in a small village in the English countryside and tells the story of a sheltered rector's daughter whose life is changed when she is introduced to a world of unfettered passion.

'The Virgin and the Gipsy' was discovered in France after D. H. Lawrence's death in 1930. Immediately recognized as a masterpiece in which Lawrence had distilled and purified his ideas about sexuality and morality, 'The Virgin and the Gipsy' has become a classic and is one of Lawrence's most electrifying short novels.

Set in a small village in the English countryside, this is the story of a secluded, sensitive rector's daughter who yearns for meaning beyond the life to which she seems doomed.

When she meets a handsome young gypsy whose life appears different from hers in every way, she is immediately smitten and yet still paralyzed by her own fear and social convention.

Not until a natural catastrophe suddenly, miraculously sweeps away the world as she knew it does a new world of passion open for her. Lawrence's spirit is infused by all his tenderness, passion, and knowledge of the human soul.

The works of D. H. Lawrence reflect upon the dehumanizing effects of modernity and industrialization. Some of the issues Lawrence explores are emotional health, vitality, sexuality, spontaneity and instinct.

Lawrence is best known for his novels ‘Sons and Lovers’, ‘The Rainbow’, ‘Women in Love’ and ‘Lady Chatterley's Lover’. In these books, Lawrence explores the possibilities for life within an industrial setting.

In particular, Lawrence is concerned with the nature of relationships that can be had within such a setting. Though often classed as a realist, Lawrence in fact uses his characters to give form to his personal philosophy.

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