Sea and Sardinia Author:D. H. Lawrence Having already written several great but supressed books by the early 1920s, Lawrence decided to sail with his wife, Frieda, from Sicily to Sardinia. It would be another stop on his "savage pilgrimage" in search of a more fulfilling mode of life than industrial Europe offered him, a journey that would take him to Celon, Australia, and New Mexico... more ».
Why Sardinia? In his own words: "Tunis? Africa? Not yet, not yet. Not the Arabs, not yet. Naples, Rome, Florence? No good at all. Where then?
"....Spain or Sardinia. Spain or Sardinia. Sardinia, which is like nowhere. Sardinia, which has no history, no date, no race, no offering. Let it be Sardinia. They say neither Romans nor Phoenicians, Greeks nor Arabs ever subdued Sardinia. It lies outside; outside the circuit of civilization."
This is hardly a travel guide to Sardinia, but rather a facinating account of how Sardinia offered much that Lawrence was seeking through his pilgrimage, while illuminating the inner workings of his art.« less