Lawrence of Arabia explores two disappearing cultures at once. Both the English Victorian era and the bedu culture were fading. Lawrence represents the typical disillusionment of the youth thrown into WWI.
Top Ten Tuesday: Books that take place in another country
Sometimes the best plane ticket we have is a good book. It’s certainly the most reliable time machine (so far). I love reading about far off places, especially ones I want to see for real, someday. Here are some of my favorite books that live in another place.
ACCENT: The Allure of the East
As I have said in past posts, I am an unabashed Orientalist – though, not, perhaps, as Edward Said meant it. I am truly fascinated by those ancient civilizations and I look upon them with respect and admiration. These two books, nonfiction both, only make my curiosity stronger. And make me feel sorry I missed the…