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Author QuotedRene Char
Title QuotedFureur et mystère / Rene Char ; pref. de Yves Berger
Date (Year/Month/Day)1966/11/10
Imprint[Paris] : Gallimard. [1967]
QuotationI like very much your piece on [Carl Theodor] Dreyer's St. Joan [the film La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc]"”not having seen this I don't get whole picture but see there is a lot in what you say. [Rene] Char I was reading this summer, full of great things and especially I wonder as you do at the marvel of the Hypnos notes [Feuillets d'Hypnos]. Now I am in [Antonin] Artaud's great annotations on Balinese theater and theater in general. I might translate some of this material, I don't think it has been done. Finished a long poem sequence ["Edifying Cables"], but I am not happy with it, it is not rich enough, hot enough, cerebral maybe, ironic, testy, blah. I am not anxious to show it to anyone or I would send a copy.
JournalThe Courage for Truth: Letters of Thomas Merton to Writers.; Selected and edited by Christine M. Bochen. / New York : Farrar Straus Giroux. 1993, p. 264
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