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D. H. Lawrence
1927. SEE DETAILED DESCRIPTION BELOW. LAWRENCE, D.H. Original Manuscript Handwritten by D.H. Lawrence for His Short Story "The Undying Man - A Jewish Folk-tale". (6 1/2 by 8 1/4 inches), (October 1927). At this late date most of D.H. Lawrence's original manuscripts have been institutionalized and this is a rare appearance of one of his short story manuscripts. The manuscript is 8 pages long (4 leaves doubled-sided), written in ink and remains unfinished. A strange fantasy/science fiction tale, the story is a meditation on life, resurrection, and spiritual meaning with some connections to the explorations Lawrence made in his work, The Escaped Cock (written shortly later 1927-1928). Author Paul Poplawski's - D.H. Lawrence: A Reference Companion well describes the story which is set a long time ago in Spain: "The two scholars, Rabbi Moses Maimonides and Aristotle, a Greek Christian, are friends who have always studied together. Following various experiments, they believe they have discovered the means to create an immortal man: by taking a small vein from another man and putting it with certain plants and herbs, the vein would eventually grow into a fully formed human being, and because he had never been born, this man would never die. The two men then decide to try actually to create such an undying man. After drawing lots, it falls to Aristotle to donate his vein and thus to sacrifice his mortal life for the experiment. Before he does so, however, he has Maimonides swear never to interfere with the growth of the vein in any way. When Aristotle's vein begins to grow in a jar … [Click Below for Full Description]
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