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Author QuotedEugène Ionescu
Title QuotedAvenir est dans les oeufs
Date (Year/Month/Day)1965/06/12
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1957
QuotationWe are in a time of the worst barbarity, much worse than in the time of the fall of the Roman empire. It is sufficient to look at what is happening in Vietnam and everywhere, most of all here. Sermons are worth nothing in this situation. It is necessary to state, without judgment, the truth of things. And that apocalyptic truth cannot be expressed in apocalyptic symbols, but only in "cliches." I wonder if you know about the "antitheater" of Ionesco (especially L'avenir est dans les Å“ufs).
Quotation SourceThe Courage for Truth: Letters of Thomas Merton to Writers.; Selected and edited by Christine M. Bochen. / New York : Farrar Straus Giroux. 1993, p. 213
Letter toNicanor Parra
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