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Author QuotedJerome Rothenberg
Title QuotedGorky Poems
Date (Year/Month/Day)1967/04/30
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1966
QuotationVery good to get your letter and all the books: also your own ms. of Cuba poems (I'll return, you may need this copy). Where to begin thanking you? [Jerome] Rothenberg first: the Gorky book [The Gorky Poems], beautiful, hard and flexible, no waste. I am very moved by [Arturo] Giovannitti of whom I had never even heard. Takes you back when: the kind of epic poetry that came spontaneously out of Sacco and Vanzetti, back when I was a little kid. Giovannitti's face looks like someone who came up to me when I was on a picket line against the Ethiopian war, came up and said: "Look, I am Italian, let me tell you what is happening in my country "¦"
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. 218-19
Letter toMargaret Randall
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