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Author QuotedEzra Pound
Title QuotedCulture
Date (Year/Month/Day)1939/08/24
Imprint[S.l.] : New Directions. 1938I
QuotationEzra Pound's new book Culture is perfectly lousy, his writing disgusting, his opoinions stink, his conceit is unbearable, his pettiness is an affront, his middle class vanity is only equalled by his lack of perceptionsand he parades the acquisitions he has found in museums and libraries with all the cheap pride of a Cincinnaty grocer back from Paris with a lead paperweight representing the Trocadero.
Quotation SourceRun to the mountain: The Story of a Vocation. The journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 1, 1939-1941.; Edited by Patrick Hart, O.C.S.O. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1995, p. 15
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