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Author QuotedWystab Hugh Auden
Title QuotedEnchafèd Flood: or the Romantic Iconography of the Sea
Date (Year/Month/Day)1964/08/09
ImprintNew York : Vintage Books. 1950
QuotationThe other day in Louisville picked up [W. H.] Auden's "Enchafed Flood" at the library. It is good background for Brendan. I must finally reread Melville-but when does one get time for such things? It all depends upon how badly I want to read Melville, and how guilty I will feel about doing so. Actually, there is no need of guilt. Moby Dick has a lot to do with the spiritual life, perhaps a great deal more than some of the professedly "spiritual" books in the novitiate library.
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. 133
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