(greyscale), by Sidney Nolan
THE Quest for Cooley is over.
September 2013, the DH Lawrence Review - the
main international academic journal of Lawrence studies
- published Robert Darroch's article, "Looking
Over Lawrence's Shoulder", which tells the story
of how Kangaroo came to be written, and how
DH Lawrence encountered a real secret army in Australia
in 1922, and wrote a novel about this unexpected encounter.
is publishing here the book Darroch has written about
the 40-year search for the truth about Kangaroo...what
he calls THE QUEST FOR COOLEY. Click HERE
to read the book.
The Scaly Back of a Reptile and the Horrible Paws,
the book will no doubt cause a stir in Lawrence, and
even wider circles, as it overturns more than 90 years
of literary criticism about Lawrence's 1923 Australian
contains an updated version of the DHLR article,
and some previously unpublished illustrations inspired
by Kangaroo - in particular some scarifying
images painted by Australia's most famous artist,
Sir Sidney Nolan.