desert literature

I have inside me the winds, the deserts, the oceans, the stars, and everything created in the universe. We were all made by the same hand, and we all have the same soul. I want to be like you, able to reach every corner of the world, cross the seas, blow away the sands that cover my treasure, and carry the voice of the woman I love.
—  Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
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My ever growing TE collection.

  • Lawrence of Arabia: The man, the Legend - Malcolm Brown
  • A Touch of Genius - Malcolm Brown
  • Hero - Michael Korda
  • Lawrence in Arabia - Scott Anderson
  • Lawrence of Arabia: The Authorised Bio - Jeremy Wilson
  • A Prince of Our Disorder  - John E. Mack
  • T.E. Lawrence in Arabia and After - Liddell Hart
  • An Handful With Quietness - Patrick Knowles
  • The Last Days of T.E. Lawrence - Marriot and Argent
  • Solitary In the Ranks -  H. Montgomery Hyde
  • Another Life: Lawrence After Arabia - Andrew R.B. Simpson
  • A Garland of Lengends - Sidney Sugarman
  • The Boys Life of Colonel Lawrence - Lowell Thomas
  • The Golden Reign - Clare Sydney Smith
  • 338171 - Victoria Ocampo
  • T.E. Lawrence - Vyvyan Richards
  • The Golden Warrior - Lawrence James
  • Lawrence: The Uncrowned King of Arabia - Michael Asher

  • The Mint: Limited Edition 1st printing copy #1820, 1955 - TE
  • The Mint: First Trade Edition, 1955 - TE
  • Seven Pillars of Wisdom, 1935 - TE
  • The Odyssey of Homer, 1935 - TE
  • Minorities, 1972 - TE
  • T.E. Lawrence By His Friends , 1937
  • T.E. Lawrence By His Friends, 1937
  • The Letter of T.E. Lawrence, 1938 - David Garnett
  • The Letters to T.E. Lawrence, 1962 - A.W. Lawrence
  • The Selected Letters - Malcolm Brown
  • Revolt in the Desert, 1927 - TE
  • Seven Pillars of Wisdom, The Complete 1922 Oxford Text, 2014 
  • Seven Pillars of Wisdom, 1997
  • Journal of the T.E. Lawrence Society, 4 issues
  • The Young T.E. Lawrence - Anthony Sattin

I continued to float on the sea of love,
One surging wave lifting me up, another
pulling me down;
And so I went on, now rising, now falling,
Till I found myself in the middle of the deep sea,
Brought by love to a point where there was no
shore.

Husayn ibn Mansur al-Hallaj, from “Diwan,” Night and Horses and the Desert: An Anthology of Classical Arabic Literature (Anchor, 2002)

Your place in my heart is the whole of my heart,
For your place cannot be taken by anyone else.
My soul has lodged You between my skin and my bones,
So what would I do were I ever to lose You?

Husayn ibn Mansur al-Hallaj, from “Diwan,” Night and Horses and the Desert: An Anthology of Classical Arabic Literature (Anchor, 2002)