Writer and Professor of English at King’s College London

Lara Feigel listens to birds outside her window – their circling, strident calls – and thinks of D.H. Lawrence. It is the spring of 2020, and, as the pandemic takes hold, she locks down with her partner, her two children, and that most mercurial of writers. Proceeding month by month through the year, Feigel sets out to reassess D.H. Lawrence: to find urgent literary companionship; to use him as a guide to rural living and an unexpected (and sometimes rage-inducing) guide to child-rearing; to find a way through his writing to excavate the modern world that she feels he helped bring into being. A dazzling blend of literary criticism, biography and memoir, Look! We Have Come Through! is a spellbinding exhumation of an author, and a compelling manifesto for exposing ourselves to difficult and dangerous views.