The Silvery Freedom... and the Horrible Paws is the story of how DH Lawrence's 8th major novel, Kangaroo, was
composed and written. The title refers to Lawrence's realisation - half-way through writing the book - that he had
stumbled on a secret para-military organisation in Australia in 1922. "It was as if," he wrote in Kangaroo, "the silvery
freedom suddenly turned, and showed the scaly back of a reptile, and the horrible paws."
This is a story that many people and interests tried to prevent coming out. It reveals the fascist underbelly of post-
WW1 Australian society and politics.
It is the second volume of the author's Lawrence's 99 Days in Australia, which together tell the story of how the 20th-
century's most controversial author came to write his most surprising work of "fiction".
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 04 / 2017
- 156 x 234mm