Escape to Italy: D.H. Lawrence remembers his elopement with Frieda

20 January 2016 - 18:00

Lecture by Ross Robins

This week’s speaker will introduce and read from Lawrence’s unfinished novel Mr Noon, based on the events of his turbulent life in the summer of 1912. Written long afterwards and forgotten for more than sixty years, the book reveals the fierce intimacy between Lawrence and Frieda Weekley (née von Richthofen) as they walked over the Alps on their way to a new life in Italy. Ross Robins taught literature and creative writing at the Cate School in Santa Barbara, California.