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Author QuotedVictor Hammer
Title QuotedConcern for the Art of Civilized Man
Date (Year/Month/Day)1963/09/15
ImprintLexington. KY : Stamperia del Santuccio, 1963
QuotationAbout your book, I wanted to say how excellent it is [note 151: Victor Hammer, Concern for the Art of Civilized Man (Lexington KY.: Stamperia del Santuccio, 1963).]. I like its informality and its reality. There is no nonsense in it, and it is very simple and prefectly right. It is a unique book. I want to quote your lines on Dalí in my own book, if I may - my book is very silly in comparison [The work Merton is referring to is "Art and Worship," which was never published.].
Quotation SourceThe Letters of Thomas Merton and Victor and Carolyn Hammer: Ad majorem Dei Gloriam.; Edited by F. Douglas Scutchfield and Paul Evans Holbrook Jr. / [S.l.] : The University Press of Kentucky. 2014, p. 172-73
Link to Merton's Copy