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Author QuotedRobert Ardrey
Title QuotedAfrican genesis : a personal investigation into the animal origins and nature of man / Robert Ardrey ; drawings by Berdine Ardrey
Date (Year/Month/Day)1964/09/05
ImprintNew York : Dell. 1963 [c1961]
QuotationI was going to burn some wastepaper, but it is too dry a day. Sent out to the girl [Donna Mae Miller] at the University of Arizona the review of African Genesis ["Man Is a Gorilla with a Gun"] she asked for. I was not able to ignore this request. There is something good and special in this small, unprepossessing attempt at running a magazine (of all places in a Department of Physical Education for Women). I don't quite understand it, but there is something there. A sense of genuineness and humanity in spite of the cliches.
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. 141-42
Link to Merton's Copy https://merton.bellarmine.edu/items/show/17916