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Author QuotedHerman Hesse
Title QuotedSteppenwolf
Date (Year/Month/Day)1966/08/07
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1927I
QuotationThe independence of the Steppenwolf says H[ermann] Hesse, is really only a pseudoindependence. The autonomy of the intellectual who repudiates bourgeois comforts without entirely giving them up himself - and Hesse in the end justifies the bourgeoisie. That is about what I am doing in the monastery. Is it worth all the trouble I put into it?
Quotation SourceLearning 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. 111
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