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Author QuotedSalvatore Quasimodo
Title QuotedFalse and True Green / translation from the Italian: Il falso e vero verde
Date (Year/Month/Day)1961/01/26
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1953
Quotation[Salvatore] Quasimodo's wonderful poem on Auschwitz [Complete Poems, New York, 1984] sees this. I am deeply influenced by Quasimodo, richness, firmness of his imagery, sober, spiritual. He is no Marxist poet even though his political sympathies may be that way. He is of my country.
JournalTurning Toward the World: The Pivotal Years. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 4, 1960-1963.; Edited by Victor A. Kramer. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1996, p. 91
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