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Author QuotedMichel Montaigne
Title QuotedOn Solitude
Date (Year/Month/Day)1966/09/26
QuotationIn the U. of L. - read Montaigne's "On Solitude." I usually find him a bit disappointing. This was nice writing - but not much more. Glanced into Chateaubriand's Vie de Rance which I must certainly read. (It must be around here somewhere.) Could not find much poetry. Looked up [Ruben] Darío's poem on Whitman ["Walt Whitman"]. Glanced through a book by Albert Caraco which I had never heard of and did not quite know what to make of it, but it seemed to have possibilities. In the poetry room, read hastily [John] Berryman's "[Homage to] Mistress Bradstreet" which is a fine poem, and hard. Looked at some Charles Olson and made a real discovery - Laurie Lee - whom I like tremendously.
JournalLearning to love: exploring solitude and freedom. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 6, 1966-1967.; Edited by Christine M. Bochen. / [San Francisco] : HarperCollins. 1997, p. 143
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