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Author QuotedAlbert Camus
Title QuotedMyth of Sisyphus
Date (Year/Month/Day)1966/06/17
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1942
QuotationWent down to concelebrate early, then came back and spent the whole morning on a slow reading of The Myth of Sisyphus (Camus) which I shied away from before. Now it is just right, just what I need, suits me perfectly for I see my vocation to be an absurd man if ever there was one! Or at least to try to think in some such honest terms.
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. 86
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