Histories of the Monks of Upper Egypt, & the Life of St. Onnophrius - hd
Told from within the Desert tradition, these histories (and the more ample Life of St. Onuphrius) speak not only about the desert monks, but from their own perspective. The presumed author (there is a plethora of Paphnutii!) is commemorated on 25 February, having lived a long life (80 years in the same habit, according to the Prologue) as a desert monk. Hardbound edition out of print. A few copies remain at this price. Hardbound.