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This review is from: Seven Pillars of Wisdom (Hardcover)
"The dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act out their dream with open eyes, to make it possible. This I did."
SEVEN PILLARS OF WISDOM remains, like its enigmatic creator, brilliant and controversial. It describes, in the words of E.M.Forster, "the revolt in Arabia against the Turks, as it appeared to an Englishman who took part." Round this tent-pole of a military chronicle Forster has hung an unexampled fabric of portraits, descriptions, philosophies, emotions, adventures, dreams. He has brought to his task a fastidious scholarship, an impeccable memory, a style nicely woven of Oxfordisms and Doughty, an eye unparalleled, a profound distrust of himself, a still profounder faith.
JOHN BUCHAN: "As certain of immortality as anything written in English for half a century."
CHRISTOPHER ISHERWOOD: "It may be said of him that he suffered, in his own person, the neurotic ills of an entire generation."