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Author QuotedGraham Greene
Title QuotedBurnt-Out Case
Date (Year/Month/Day)1964/07/23
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1960
QuotationThe Burnt-Out Case is not much of a book, really. It is competent, but is itself a bit burned out and silly. Yet one reads it with interest. It is the same problem as in Honest to God but turned around. The priests who insist that Querry is not an atheist but is really in the Dark Night. All of a sudden one realizes that this approach has perhaps become usual. Indeed, it is Greene's own mainspring. I mean that of most of his novels. Here it is very tired but still works.
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. 130
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