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Author QuotedJulien Green
Title QuotedChaque homme dans sa Nuit
Date (Year/Month/Day)1966/09/22
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1960I
QuotationA letter came today from Julien Green - about my notes on Chaque homme dans sa Nuit. "Your remarks about my novels do throw a light on the strange world my characters live in. No one, to my knowledge, has ever said what you say about the meaning of my books (shall we say the ‘hidden meaning'? I don't like to sound mysterious but, after all, you do hint at something of the kind)." But then he complains that I have damned the hero of Chaque homme, "the only one of my novels in which I clearly indicate that the hero is saved" and indicates how. W. forgives his murder, and the "puritan husband" (Green protests against my calling him "horrid") sees him "as if observing us from a region of light."1 I must have read the ending carelessly - it was so exciting I rushed through it.
JournalLearning to love: exploring solitude and freedom. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 6, 1966-1967.; Edited by Christine M. Bochen. / [San Francisco] : HarperCollins. 1997, p. 141-42
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