T.E.Lawrence's book "Seven Pillars of Wisdom" is considered by the author of this study to be a masterpiece of psychological analysis and self-revelation. He provides a framework for the reading of the book, approaching it from several directions and at times, discussing the same passage from different points of view. By studying "Seven Pillars" as a work of art, by examining its military, political, literary and biographical themes, by discussing the Arabian, epic and philosophical influences, by analyzing his idiosyncratic style and structure, characterization of English and Arabs, psychological and sexual conflicts, the author aims to show why Lawrence believed this work would represent to posterity the greatest achievement of his life.
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Book Description Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1989. Second edition. "Meyers shows why Lawrence believed his work would represent to posterity the greatest achievement of his life. Seven Pillars is a spiritual autobiography, an idealistic confession of self-betrayal, destruction and renunciation. This second edition of this definitive work has a new Introduction, an Appendix on Xenophon and Seven Pillars, and a Preface to the enlarged bibliography which contains 500 new items among the 1300 entries." Pp.239, 1 map. Blue cloth, dustwrapper has a removable clear protective wrap. VG/VG. Bookseller Inventory # 43933