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Author QuotedJacques Maritain
Title Quotedpaysan de la Garonne : un vieux laïc s'interroge à propos du temps present
Date (Year/Month/Day)1967/06/10
ImprintParis : Desclee de Brouwer. 1966
QuotationThen there is the ms. of the English translation of Maritain's Le Paysan de la Garonne. It is painful. I am sorry I told him I liked the French edition - for it does have some good insights no doubt, but it is not a good book. In its own way it, too, is tedious journalism. Why did he have to feel bound to get involved in this utterly stupid controversy? I made the same mistake (less controversially) with Redeeming the Time. As if I too had to be "heard." (Fortunately I let it be published in England, only then changed my mind.)
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. 248
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