T. E. Lawrence: Men in Print (405 words)

  • Chris Joyce (University of Cambridge)

After completing the manuscript of The Mint, Lawrence told Forster [letter, 6 August 1928] that he felt “as dry as a squeezed orange”; he thought it unlikely he would “ever be moved to write anything again.” Further things were to follow, however – among them a number of literary articles. In 1927, the editors of the Spectator invited Lawrence to undertake some reviewing, the results of which were posthumously collected as Men in Print (Golden Cockerel Press, 1940). He wrote under the pseudonym Colin Dale (that being, he said, the last London underground station he had entered: it is near RAF Hendon). For the Spectator he wrote a review of recent or recently re-printed fiction, including …

Joyce, Chris. "Men in Print". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 22 September 2008
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=24840, accessed 25 April 2017.]

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