1. Introduction; 2. Flesh, Word, and Holy Ghost: Lawrence and Schopenhauer; 3. The passionate struggle into conscious being: Lawrence and Nietzsche; 4. 'A dry soul is best': Lawrence and Heraclitus; 5. The science of the soul: Lawrence and Boehme; 6. Conclusion: Romanticism and Christianity.
Lawrence's work set in the context of a tradition of visionary poet-philosophers and thinkers.
"...provides us with a history of ideas behind Lawrence's texts, and encourages us to make our own further connections between Lawrence and his 'parallel' minds. The prose, given the complexity of the subject matter, is on the whole clear and compelling....The Visionary D.H. Lawrence is a useful companion piece for our readings of Lawrence's works." Judith Ruderman, English Literature in Transition