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Author QuotedD.H. Lawrence
Title QuotedTwilight in Italy
Date (Year/Month/Day)1968/11/29
ImprintNew York : Viking. Compass Books, 1962
QuotationI read large chunks of Lawrence's Twilight in Italy and found it boring, especially the bit about the amateur dramatics. It's not a good book, barely interesting, though occasionally he'll have an intuition that makes sense-such as, self and not-self. The "selfless" world of the machine. A good angle. Are we really heading for a kind of technological corruption of Buddhism? A secular nirvana?
JournalThe Other Side of the Mountain: The End of the Journey. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 7, 1967-1968.; Edited by Patrick Hart, O.C.S.O. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1998, p. 306
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