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Author QuotedJames Joyce
Title QuotedFinnigans Wake
Date (Year/Month/Day)1967/09/26
ImprintNew York : Viking. 1939I
QuotationThe books arrived yesterday. It is sheer joy to get back into Finnegans Wake again after all these years. The lightness and freedom of it is a huge relief after all the piles of heavy junk one gets buried under. All the messages, all the media, all the mustaches"”for the medium as we know is the mustache. I have gone right into The Anathemata [of David Jones] and it is a fine poem: curious from the Catholic viewpoint right at this time! I hope at least one or two Catholics read it one of these days and keep their sense of continuity with the past. He says everything. And has the sap and solidity of Romanesque sculpture, too "¦
Quotation SourceThe Hidden Ground of Love: The Letters of Thomas Merton on Religious Experience and Social Concerns.; Selected and edited by William H. Shannon. / New York : Farrar Straus Giroux. 1985, p. 235
Letter toW. [Ping] H. Perry
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