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Author QuotedGiuseppe Lampedusa
Title QuotedThe Leopard
Date (Year/Month/Day)1960/07/30
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1958
QuotationFinished [Giuseppe di Lampedusa's] The Leopard yesterday. A finely constructed novel which suddenly disintegrates, and yet the last two chapters, icebergs broken off a huge moraine, float independently away and are interesting. It is a humorous and moving book. Thoughtful and archetypal, about the disintegration of an old Europe. But dignified and sane.
Quotation SourceTurning Toward the World: The Pivotal Years. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 4, 1960-1963.; Edited by Victor A. Kramer. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1996, p. 24
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