Written between 1919 and 1926, this text tells of the campaign aganist the Turks in the Middle East, encompassing gross acts of cruelty and revenge, ending in a welter of stink and corpses in a Damascus hospital.
<p><strong>With an Introduction by Angus Calder.</strong></p> <p>As Angus Calder states in his introduction to this edition, '<em>Seven Pillars of Wisdom</em> is one of the major statements about the fighting experience of the First World War'. Lawrence's younger brothers, Frank and Will, had been killed on the Western Front in 1915. <em>Seven Pillars of Wisdom,</em> written between 1919 and 1926, tells of the vastly different campaign against the Turks in the Middle East - one which encompasses gross acts of cruelty and revenge and ends in a welter of stink and corpses in the disgusting 'hospital' in Damascus.</p> <p><em>Seven Pillars of Wisdom</em> is no <em>Boys Own Paper</em> tale of Imperial triumph, but a complex work of high literary aspiration which stands in the tradition of Melville and Dostoevsky, and alongside the writings of Yeats, Eliot and Joyce.</p>
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