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Author QuotedJose Maria Gironella
Title QuotedOne Million Dead
Date (Year/Month/Day)1963/12/03
ImprintNew York : Doubleday. 1963
QuotationAm well on the way to finishing Gironella's great book (One Million Dead). Great in size, and a very competent work. A picture of the Spanish war that is complete and objective, not pretentious, compassionate, detached, often very humorous, but real. It is really quite an extraordinary book, rich in material, full of small touches, details, telling lines, full of people-characters all lightly drawn, the central one Ignacio in Spain, an impartial Spain-he has been on both sides, passed from one to the other through a kind of dynamiter's tunnel in Madrid-an aorta.
JournalDancing in the Water of Life: Seeking Peace in the Hermitage. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 5, 1963-1965.; Edited by Robert E. Daggy. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1997, p. 42-43
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