In a preface, Aldous Huxley claims for this book, the most objective handling of D. H. Lawrence. In comparison with Lorenzo in Taos. etc., the claim is certainly warranted. Knud Merrild, a Dane, and his colleague-painter, Gotzsche, came to Taos and there met Lawrence. They were invited to spend the winter with the Lawrences, at the cabin ranchhouse. This is the story of that winter. Lawrence is shown in everyday contact, with his complex and paradoxical theories quoted, for the most part, from his own work. He brushes over some of the extravagant features of Lawrence's personality and way of life, but he makes a distinct addition to the portrait of a baffling, confused genius, gay, violent, juvenile, petulant, egocentric, with his mad loves and mad hates. Simply and colorfully told, with many points of human as well as literary interest.