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Author QuotedLouis Zukofsky
Title QuotedBottom: On Shakespeare
Date (Year/Month/Day)1967/04/15
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1963
QuotationThe long Marxist section of "A" brought back the thirties as nothing else (though also a friend sent me a picture of Groucho Marx in the paper, another more influential Marxism of the thirties!) (Thought Groucho had gone to the Valhallas of laughter). "A" 10 is right up my alley as you will see from parts of Conjectures (though I do not write explicitly about the war). It is in a way Blake-like. So many good rich things. Especially the last long one. And now I read Bottom, too, when I am not writing my own: and the principle you lay down there is the one: that language comes up out of love in S. [Shakespeare] and in any valid poet. This is the truth we live for and by and there is no other (the Bible is full of the same).
JournalThe Courage for Truth: Letters of Thomas Merton to Writers.; Selected and edited by Christine M. Bochen. / New York : Farrar Straus Giroux. 1993, p. 292
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