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Author QuotedWilliam Faulkner
Title QuotedWild Palms
Date (Year/Month/Day)1967/01/24
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1939I
QuotationSunday was Septuagesima. I am giving talks on Faulkner still ("Old Man") and rereading the whole of Wild Palms. Also writing my piece for a Panichas book (Mansions of the Spirit) of which I have a Xerox here. Some fine things in it. This morning I finished the [Georges] Florovsky essay. Which explains perhaps why I never could get into Tolstoy. But it also makes me see that the negative and inconclusive radicalism of Tolstoy could be a danger for me too. Except that I am very different from him.
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. 187
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