Letter from D.H. Lawrence to Bertrand Russell, 1916
This letter is so much fun! D.H Lawrence tells (philosopher and mathematician) Bertrand Russell to come live near him, "but not if you are going to be a thinker and a worker, only if you are going to be a creature, an infant …"
He ends his letter with his love and the following pronouncement:
"Stop working and being an ego, & have the courage to be a creature."
Some questions you might consider:
Is this a post humanist perspective? How so?
How do you think this letter aligns with Elizabeth Costello's (and/or Coetzee's) discussion about the difference between philosophical and poetic discourse on the subject of other animals?
Does anything Lawrence says in this letter give you new insight into "The Snake" or "Man and Bat"?