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Author QuotedEzra Pound
Title QuotedLustra
Date (Year/Month/Day)1939/11/08
ImprintLondon : [s.n.]. 1916I
QuotationReading my diary for 1931, which I ought to destroy, I am surprised at my childish paganism. Announcing what I wanted: to be drunk. To the end of useful notes for novel: in my 16 year old unquietness, what things stirred me, and seemed to be connected with desires. "Autumn Crocus." Omelet and rhine wine at the Trocadero. Edna Best, Madeleine Carroll, etc. Picture of Clara Bow on a beach in Sporting and Dramatic. Cocktail Bar at the Mayfair. Side cars. Grogs in Strasbourg. Maison Olivier, Strasbourg. Anita Page in War Nurse. "Echoes of the Jungle," by Duke Ellington. "Georgia on my Mind," by McKinney's Cotton Pickers. T. S. Eliot's "Waste Land." Oxford. Cambridge. Ezra Pound's "Lustra."
JournalRun to the mountain: The Story of a Vocation. The journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 1, 1939-1941.; Edited by Patrick Hart, O.C.S.O. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1995, p. 86
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