Немного в т.ч.прижизненных статей про Л - спасибо архиву Times за наше счастливое все

moody flooder [DELETED user]

In the current issue of TIME, Feb. 11, you refer to the return to England of Col. T. E. Lawrence, and you refer to that gentleman himself as "Great Britain's most celebrated spy." I should like to know what excuse you have for calling him "spy," or what proof have you that he is one?

If your explanation is satisfactory, I shall subscribe to your magazine!

ETHEL C. ELKINS Mt. Airy, Philadelphia, Pa.

Let Prospective Subscriber Elkins state what she would consider proof of Colonel Lawrence's spyhood. Presumably she does not expect TIME to wring from the British Government the admission that the Empire employs a spy or spies. The Government of Afghanistan has made official, diplo matic protest against Colonel Lawrence's spying. The exploits which Lawrence describes in his best-seller Revolt in the Desert brand him as a spy ten times over, if one accepts the definition of a spy set forth in Article XXIX of the Hague Convention. — ED.

Lawrence Stories

Sirs: With Lawrence of Arabia again in the news you might be interested in two stories concerning him. . . . I had them from an English cousin, not given to gossip. His knowledge was first hand.

Lawrence was not popular with the officers of the Air Force which he joined to "escape" publicity. As may be imagined, he made it extremely difficult for them and in time he was unceremoniously thrown out and much to his displeasure transferred to the Tank Corps. How he got back into the Air Force has always been something of a mystery—and here is the explanation. While he was attached to the tank outfit, the French war in the Riff was at its height. One day the French military attaché appeared at the Foreign Office in London and announced that his government had heard that Lawrence was in Morocco helping the Riffians. According to the attaché he had been seen on the spot. The Under Secretary who received the Frenchman laughed heartily and replied that Lawrence was a private in the Tank Corps stationed in Sussex. The attaché was unconvinced until the Foreign Office sent for Lawrence and displayed him in the flesh. After the Frenchman had departed, Lawrence flew off the handle and protested bitterly at the inconvenience to which he had been put. He said he was sick of being accused of fomenting every revolt that came along. The Under Secretary was sympathetic, but suggested that Lawrence return immediately to Sussex and forget all about it. He added, however, that if ever he could do the other a favor—within reason—Lawrence should call upon him. "You can," said Lawrence, "get me back in the Air Force." And it was done.

The next story concerns Miss Rebecca West. The novelist had never met Lawrence and as she had a house not far from where he was stationed she sent him an invitation to tea. She received no reply, but about two weeks later Lawrence appeared on his motorcycle. As it happened Miss West was out and the visitor was received by a secretary of some kind. Undeterred by the lady's absence he ensconced himself in the library and for several hours lectured the secretary on his exploits in Arabia. At length he departed as abruptly as he had arrived. A few weeks later he appeared again and this time no one was home but the cook. He followed her into the kitchen and for two hours held forth on his favorite subject. Then he vanished in a cloud of dust. I doubt if Miss Wrest ever renewed her invitation. E. TREVOR HILL New York City
(c)тырено отсюда (Monday, Mar. 04, 1929)

British aircraftmen rained live bombs last week on a "human target," an armor-plated motorboat trickily steered by its inventor Aircraftman Shaw, once famed as Col. T. E. (Revolt in the Desert) Lawrence.
(c)тырено отсюда (Monday, Nov. 06, 1933)

Since the abridgement, published as Revolt in the Desert, ran to only 130,000 words, the legend grew that the expurgated material contained frightful disclosures, savage criticisms of British generals, brutal accounts of barbaric warfare, clarification of Lawrence's misogyny and of his ostentatious distaste for the publicity he avoided with an appalling lack of success. [...] If they expected sensational tittle-tattle that would justify the former price and rarity of the book, they were apt to be disappointed. If they were content with a long, careful record of a particularly diffuse type of warfare, written by a sensitive, philosophical Englishman who had exceptional opportunities to observe it, they found Seven Pillars of Wisdom a rewarding study.
(c)тырено отсюда (Monday, Oct. 07, 1935)

Рецензия на биографию Лиддела Гарта (от Monday, Apr. 09, 1934)

Рецензия на перевод "Одиссеи", где сразу сдают личность переводчика (хотя одним из условий, когда Лоуренс брался за работу, было, что перевод останется анонимным)- от Monday, Nov. 28, 1932

Немного про биографию + "Revolt in the Desert" (от Monday, Apr. 11, 1927)

Про первое издание "The Mint" (от Monday, Dec. 14, 1936)
Strangest aspect of the career of the late Colonel T. E. Lawrence was the astonishing lack of success that attended his efforts to keep out of the public eye. :-D:-D:-D
+ И еще одна - уже 1955 г.

Lawrence of Arabia, A Biographical Enquiry, by Novelist Richard Aldington, says without mincing words that, far from being a hero, Lawrence of Arabia was a misbegotten fraud, a perverted charlatan, a pretentious demagogue, possibly a homosexual, certainly a poseur, a liar and a plain fake. The effect, as one paper put it, was "as if someone charged that Nelson knew nothing about the sea." [...] "It is as if someone were to describe Shakespeare's atrocious table manners at the Mermaid tavern, while omitting to mention that he also wrote plays," said Historian Harold Nicolson. [...] By week's end, Lawrence of Arabia, for all its crabbed dullness, had already far outsold Lawrence's own Revolt in the Desert, to prove that the legend, true or false, was still alive.
(c)тырено отсюда (Monday, Oct. 07, 1935)

Рецензия на "Росса" Терренса Раттигана (от Friday, Jan. 05, 1962)
Ross (by Terence Rattigan) is a deductive story about T.E. Lawrence. Playwright Rattigan deduces that Lawrence goaded himself to his heroic and legendary exploits as a leader of the Arab revolt in World War I to achieve a personal triumph of the will. Rattigan further deduces that when Lawrence was whipped, bayoneted and sodomized on the orders of a Turkish commander at Deraa, his will was broken in a traumatic moment of "self-knowledge": he recognized himself as a homosexual. His later enlistment in the R.A.F. as "Aircraftman Ross" was a way of blotting out his identity.

Биография ОТула в духе "а давайте стилизовать его под Лоуренса" от Friday, Oct. 19, 1962
An unknown movie actor checked into an English hospital last week, taking a couple of dozen scripts to bed with him. He is unknown because he has so far appeared in only three minor pictures. He had the scripts with him because producers all over the world are nonetheless begging him to work for them. He needed hospitalization because he is physically shot. During the past 20 months, he has suffered sand burns on his feet, sprained both ankles, cracked an anklebone, torn ligaments in his thigh and hip, dislocated his spine, broken his thumb, partially lost the use of two fingers, sprained his neck, and suffered two concussions. The survivor's name is Peter O'Toole, and he is Sam Spiegel's Lawrence of Arabia.

Статья, показывающая, насколько авторитетным был Лоуренс: Protest verse did not sell, however, until a chance compliment from T. E. Lawrence was printed in a newspaper column; it caused a run on his first three books. His 20 poetry volumes since then have all sold well.

@темы: творчество ТЭЛ, литература, кино, биография ТЭЛ, Питер О`Тул, masochism and sexuality, ccылки, театр

2008-12-20 в 16:51 

moody flooder
Как ты много нашла!)))))))):vo:

Strangest aspect of the career of the late Colonel T. E. Lawrence was the astonishing lack of success that attended his efforts to keep out of the public eye.:five:
Lawrence of Arabia was a misbegotten fraud, a perverted charlatan, a pretentious demagogue, possibly a homosexual, certainly a poseur, a liar and a plain fake. :lol::lol::lol::lol: Ы-ы-ы ... Мне это нравится... То-то в Вики пишут про Олдингтона Aldington's own reputation has never fully recovered from what came to be seen as a venomous attack upon Lawrence's reputation. :gigi:....Lawrence Durrell, a close friend since the 1950s — сочувствовал, ясное дело, but he had felt shut out by the British establishment after his T. E. Lawrence book. He lived in Provence, at Montpellier and Aix-en-Provence.:tongue:

2008-12-20 в 16:58 

moody flooder [DELETED user]
Меня до чертиков умилило, как он ездил в гости и рассказывал прислуге про свои подвиги)))
И воззвание читательницы - "сможете доказать, что он шпион - подпишусь")))) Сейчас-то об этом спокойно говорят, а тогда, видимо, то ли кодекс чести был другой, то ли еще что...

2008-12-20 в 17:07 

moody flooder как он ездил в гости и рассказывал прислуге про свои подвигиЭто просто чудно!)))))))))))))))) Кто ж еще больше подходит, чем кухарка...:-D
кодекс чести был другой Угу. А Олдингтон покусился на святыню...

2008-12-20 в 17:21 

Но, в общем, судя по рецензии, переоценка масштаба Лоуренса как военного лидера возмутила гораздо сильнее, чем рассказы о его гомосексуализме - о нем-то говорили и раньше (думаю, в частности, clarification of Lawrence's misogyny 1935 г. - это как раз завуалированное оно). Хотя сложно судить, не держамши в руках Олдингтона (знаю только всякие мелочи вроде того, что "добраться до Каира без сна и отдыха за 48 часов" - было ближе к 78 часам со сном и отдыхом).

2008-12-20 в 17:24 

moody flooder переоценка масштаба Лоуренса как военного лидера Да, и М. высказывался на эту тему. Но меня это как-то не разочаровывает в Эль Орансе.)))))))

2008-12-20 в 17:29 

moody flooder [DELETED user]
Но меня это как-то не разочаровывает в Эль Орансе.)))))))
Да, потому что для нас всех легенда о нем -
(а) уже является действительно *легендой*;
(б) базируется отнюдь не на его воинских подвигах :)

2008-12-20 в 17:36 

moody flooder Да, потому что для нас всех легенда о нем - (а) уже является действительно *легендой*; (б) базируется отнюдь не на его воинских подвигах :) Точно! И что он сам ее создавал и раскручивал еще ценнее...

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