T.E. LAWRENCE by Malcolm Brown

T.E. LAWRENCE

The Selected Letters
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Correspondence of the legendary warrior/scholar, much of it published for the first time (being newly in the public domain after 50 years of top-secret classification). Editor Brown (coauthor, A Touch of Genius: The Life of T. E. Lawrence, p. 173) has chosen with an eye towards illuminating the conundrums--social misfit or uncompromising mystic? selfless missionary or parasitic opportunist?--that obscure our understanding of Lawrence. And so these letters, written between 1905-35 and often dashed off in the heat of action, do shed some--if still not enough--light on their author's complex nature, including the demons that drove him to hide away anonymously for the latter part of his extraordinary life.

Pub Date: May 1st, 1989
ISBN: 393-02684-1
Publisher: Norton
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