Faustian illeanism in the desert

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Thu May 5 22:07:33 UTC 2011

Also, a reference in GB advises that Auda's real name was "Auda Abu Tayeh,"
not "Tayi," and that not only is there a significant difference (perhaps
true), the erroneous use of "Tayi" is racist because it is based on
Lawrence's supposedly trend-setting misspelling: "an obvious example of
generic tribalism, generic historiography, and [because the movie spells it
that way too] generic cinematography, typical of the inscription of the
Other (literally and figuratively [I get it!]) in Western writing and art."

>From _Modernities: A Geohistoric Interpretation_, by Peter J. Taylor
(Minneapolis: U. of Minn. Press, 1999), p. 100. Available at Amazon!


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