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Richard Aldington and Lawrence of Arabia : a cautionary tale

Author: Fred D Crawford
Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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If you plan to portray a national icon in less than heroic terms, you had better be prepared for a fight, as Richard Aldington learned even before the publication of his 1955 biography, Lawrence of Arabia: A Biographical Enquiry. Fred D. Crawford provides the first examination of all major parties and points of view embroiled in the controversy generated by Aldington's biography of T.E. Lawrence. In two years of
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Crawford, Fred D.
Richard Aldington and Lawrence of Arabia.
Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, 1998
(OCoLC)605359521
Named Person: Richard Aldington; T E Lawrence; Richard Aldington; Richard Aldington; Thomas E Lawrence
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fred D Crawford
ISBN: 0809321661 9780809321667
OCLC Number: 37156181
Description: xvii, 263 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The unlikely biographer --
From "biography" to biographical enquiry" --
Dangerous liaisons --
The "Lawrence bureau" mobilizes --
The publisher in spite of himself --
Killing the messenger --
His brother's keeper --
Aldington and the documents --
Conclusion : Aldington's legacy.
Responsibility: Fred D. Crawford.
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This is an examination of the parties embroiled in the controversy generated by Richard Aldington's 1955 biography of Lawrence of Arabia. It shows how Aldington discovered that Lawrence had conspired  Read more...

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