2016年8月16日 星期二

T.E. Lawrence, "Lawrence of Arabia" ,



Renowned for his role in the Arab revolt against the Ottoman empire during World War I as well as his vivid writing, "Lawrence of Arabia" was born on August 16th, 1888. Warlike and scholarly, vain and modest, part showman, part hermit; he was also racked with self-doubt and guilt


"All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, to make it possible."
--from "Seven Pillars of Wisdom" by T. E. Lawrence
In his classic book, T.E. Lawrence—forever known as Lawrence of Arabia—recounts his role in the origin of the modern Arab world. At first a shy Oxford scholar and archaeologist⋯⋯
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Careening through the desert: T. E. Lawrence, circa 1919.

'Lawrence in Arabia'

By SCOTT ANDERSON
Reviewed by ALEX VON TUNZELMANN
Historians have never known what to make of this scholar, writer, soldier and imperialist.






The Arab spring

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