D.H. Lawrence was a heavily controversial writer. He is thought to fall under the class of Modernism, which came into prominence from the 1890s to the 1940s. He wrote extensively about social class as well as many human relationships with both the environment and between genders. He also wrote about both politics and sexuality, which caused a great deal of controversy. It is said that his critics are highly polarized, finding him either extremely insightful, or misogynistic and wacky.
He was different from most modernist writers in that he placed importance on spontaneity and personal sentiments, so his works were less austere and planned than many others of the period.
In fact, he disliked modernity, and often wrote on how industrialization could dehumanize. He believed that people had begun to distance themselves from nature.