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Author QuotedEvelyn Waugh
Title QuotedLoved One
Date (Year/Month/Day)1949/07/30
ImprintLondon : Chapman & Hall. 1948
QuotationThe Month has been paying me for my effusions by sending me books. One of them was The Loved One. I was having a delightful time with it until the authorities discovered that it was a n-v-1 and swept it away. I still have Brideshead Revisited here even though it is a n-v-1. (hush!) I am allowed it because it is a model for style. That was what I said, and it is absolutely true. It is beautifully done. The writing is so fine that I don't want to go on with the book at all, I just take a paragraph here and there and admire it, so that I haven't read Brideshead yet, either, but have just enjoyed these fragments. I hope you are not offended.
JournalThe Courage for Truth: Letters of Thomas Merton to Writers.; Selected and edited by Christine M. Bochen. / New York : Farrar Straus Giroux. 1993, p. 11
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