Tag: Lawrence

  • Reading England 2016 – Recap

    When I joined this challenge a year ago, I had every intention of branching out and reading books from multiple counties.  As it turns out, I stayed in familiar territory and read London for all three books (Level 1). The Mint was a fitting sequel to Seven Pillars of Wisdom.  For some reason I went […]

  • "…he might be understood; but not today."

    T. E. Lawrence (1888–1935) If you’ve been following me on Goodreads, you’ll understand I have been reading books this year, while blogging at a record low.  Far from a lack of interest in blogging, my motivation was the need to take a break…I still consider myself on break as I write this.  However, I wanted […]

  • Minorities – the poetry collection of T. E. Lawrence

    During moments in Lawrence of Arabia, or in whole passages in Seven Pillars of Wisdom, you might notice T. E. Lawrence’s love for the poetic, both in the actual form and in his prose.  He was, as it turns out, a serious reader and critic of poetry: he toted The Oxford Book of English Verse […]

  • Seven Pillars of Wisdom – 9 & 10: "But for fit monument, I shattered it, unfinished…"

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom rock formation in Wadi Rum, Jordanby Tomobe03 [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons Some books, when you come to the end of them, leave you gaping inwardly.  Dejected and confused, you feel like you missed something critical, after “getting” everything that came before.   Seven Pillars of Wisdom ends just […]

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