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Author QuotedNathalie Sarraute
Title QuotedPortrait d'un inconnu : roman / Nathalie Sarraute ; pref. de J.-P. Sartre
Date (Year/Month/Day)1966/12/03
ImprintParis : Gallimard. [1956]
QuotationWhat a contrast between Faulkner and Sarraute. The clever aridity of the Frenchwoman and the passionate myths of the Southerner - the "driving complexities of the heart" - the love of truth, the need to be free - the need to understand why we are not. Biblical Faulkner. I could write a book on The Bear as a basis for contemplative life. The true kind. Theoria. Freedom. One truth.
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. 166
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