Convoluted Sentence

amismael

Member
Arabic
I found this sentence very convoluted:

In her review of ''Literary Lifelines: The Richard Aldington-Lawrence Durrell Correspondence'' (Oct. 11), Frances Taliaferro writes that Richard Aldington's claim in his 1955 biography of Lawrence of Arabia that its subject was an ''impudent mythomaniac'' has ''been reinforced by subsequent historians.''

Can anyone help me understand it?
 
  • Glenfarclas

    Senior Member
    English (American)
    The basis of the sentence is, "Frances Taliaferro writes that Richard Aldington's claim has been reinforced by subsequent historians."

    Frances Taliaferro wrote this in her review entitled ''Literary Lifelines: The Richard Aldington-Lawrence Durrell Correspondence."

    She was writing about a claim Aldington had made in Aldington's 1955 biography of T.E. Lawrence (known as "Lawrence of Arabia"). In that biography, Aldington had written that Lawrence was an impudent mythomaniac.

    Does that help?
     

    bibliolept

    Senior Member
    AE, Español
    In his biography of Lawrence, Aldington claimed that that book's subject (Lawrence) was a mythomaniac. Taliaferro, in turn, states that the claim has been reinforced by those writing later.
     
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