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Author QuotedAldous Huxley
Title QuotedThose barren leaves
Date (Year/Month/Day)1939/12/18
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1925I
QuotationI have always had a prejudice against buying a book of short stories. I steered clear of Huxley's Those Barren Leaves for years because I thought it was a book of short stories. On the other hand I find peoples' notebooks and diaries intensely interesting, and I am perfectly happy writing in a notebook of my own. And I like reading novels and I was perfectly happy writing one this summer and this fall.
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. 112
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