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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Seven Pillars of Wisdom

S and I began reading the TE Lawrence book Seven Pillars of Wisdom last night. In the introduction, Lawrence states that what we are about to read is a highly subjective account of the Arab revolt and that he has placed himself -- without apology -- in the middle of the narrative in a way that does not necessarily conform to reality. He goes on to say that others, some of whom he has not even mentioned, would tell the story differently. But this is his story, and when the others are ready, they can tell theirs.

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