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Author QuotedNathanael West
Title QuotedMiss Lonelyhearts
Date (Year/Month/Day)1968/12/06
ImprintNew York : New Directions. 1969
Quotation"They had run out of seashells and were using faded photographs, soiled fans, timetables, playing cards, broken toys, imitation jewelry, junk that memory had made precious, far more precious than anything the sea might yield." [Note 85: Nathanael West. Miss Lonelyhearths (New York: New Directions. 1969),26.]
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. 326
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