The Sacred Desert: Religion, Literature, Art, and Culture
Copyright © 2004 David Jasper
Author(s): David Jasper
Published Online: 11 FEB 2008
Print ISBN: 9781405119740
Online ISBN: 9780470776490
About this Book
The Sacred Desert is a reflection on the role of the desert in theology, history, literature, art and film.
- An original reflection on the role of the desert in theology, history, literature, art and film.
- Discusses figures as diverse as Jesus, the early Christian Desert Fathers, T.E. Lawrence, T.S. Eliot, Georgia O'Keeffe, Wim Wenders and Jim Crace.
- Makes connections across millennia of desert literature.
- Deepens the reader's understanding of the desert as a real place, as an interior space, and as a textual site,
- Concludes with comments on the recent conflicts in Iraq.
- Written in a readable and engaging style.