Seven Pillars of Wisdom reading group anyone?
Entre no LibraryThing para poder publicar.
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Anyone interesting before I get going?
I believe you're mistaken.
From Castle Hill Press: The 1922 'Oxford' Seven Pillars was the source text from which Lawrence abridged the book for a fine-press volume issued to subscribers. After his death, the subscribers' abridgement was published in English and in numerous translations. Its success was so huge that, despite pleas from critics and historians, no one would risk printing the fuller version.
There was a link where Wilson discussed the history of SP but I can't find it right now.
I have read the 1922 SP and enjoyed it. Will take up the 1935 sometime.
Don't forget New Albertastan in Canada, now!
Context: Alberta's considered the most conservative province in Canada, and just loooooooooooves its political dynasties, having been governed by precisely three conservative dynasties between 1921 and 2015. Alberta's also known as 'Fortress Tory' at the federal level: it's basically a miracle if anyone wins a seat from the federal Conservatives in Alberta (though it has happened)!
However, all of that's out the window as Alberta elected a left-leaning party earlier this week, ending the 44-year Progressive Conservative dynasty and massively changing the optics on the upcoming federal election this fall.
As a result, the Conservatives basically accused Alberta of going commie and social media's been having a field day with this. I hear there's even a T-shirt for sale informing everyone that the wearer is a proud citizen of New Albertastan, apparently.
P.S I know on the road is not the best example, but there are some publishing parallels.
And a good topic would be Orwell's contention that T.E. Lawrence was
the last (important) British right-wing intellectual (of Orwell's day). I'm paraphrasing from one of his essays.