The Sacred Desert: Religion, Literature, Art, and Culture

The Sacred Desert: Religion, Literature, Art, and Culture

Author(s): David Jasper

Published Online: 11 FEB 2008

Print ISBN: 9781405119740

Online ISBN: 9780470776490

DOI: 10.1002/9780470776490

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.

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