Kristen Owen wears Romeo Gigli, photographed by Paolo Roversi, Vogue US, November 1998.
Ours is essentially a tragic age, so we refuse to take it tragically. The cataclysm has happened, we are among the ruins, we start to build up new little habitats, to have new little hopes. It is rather hard work: there is now no smooth road into the future: but we go round, or scramble over the obstacles. We’ve got to live, no matter how many skies have fallen.
D. H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley’s Lover
Monday First Lines | Every Monday, we offer the opening sentences of a Penguin Classic to start the week. In honor of Banned Book Week, here are the first lines of Lawrence’s classic, declared obscene upon publication in 1928 and finally legalized as the result of R v. Penguin Books Ltd. in 1960.
© Ralph Gibson
Taken from the book, ‘Deja-Vu’, Lustrum Press, New York, 1973
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