Cite, please.
November 25, 2009 4:07 PM   Subscribe

Does anyone know what the source text of this D.H. Lawrence quotation is, or if it's even correctly attributed to him? Quotation inside.

“Museums, museums, museums, object-lessons rigged out to illustrate the unsound theories of archaeologists, crazy attempts to co-ordinate and get into a fixed order that which has no fixed order and will not be co-coordinated! It is sickening! Why must all experience be systematized? A museum is not a first-hand contact: it is an illustrated lecture. And what one wants is the actual vital touch.”


I'd like to use this in an essay... but would feel stupid doing so without knowing the context. Googlefu not working out so well this time. Thanks!
posted by oinopaponton to Writing & Language (2 answers total)
 
For the future--Google Books is great for this. The quote is from Etruscan Places, by DH Lawrence.
posted by phoenixy at 4:11 PM on November 25, 2009


Instant gratification! Thanks.
posted by oinopaponton at 4:12 PM on November 25, 2009


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