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Author QuotedJames Joyce
Title QuotedUlysses
Date (Year/Month/Day)1948/08/02
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QuotationI have always considered you to be about the best living writer we've got. You do not need to be told that if you read The Seven Storey Mountain. I think I have read Decline and Fall and Vile Bodies over more than any other book except perhaps Ulysses: I mean before coming here. Needless to say I am very thankful for your notice, which the publisher intends to use on the jacket of the book.
JournalThe Courage for Truth: Letters of Thomas Merton to Writers.; Selected and edited by Christine M. Bochen. / New York : Farrar Straus Giroux. 1993, p. 5
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