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Author QuotedAlfred Perles
Title QuotedMy Friend, Henri Miller: An Intimate Biography
Date (Year/Month/Day)1963/05/12
ImprintNew York : John Day. 1956
QuotationThanks for all your cards. I have been thinking of you a lot since I have been reading A[lfred] Perlès's book about you [My Friend, Henry Miller: An Intimate Biography]. It all sounds so familiar: it is the kind of life in many ways that I was always intending to lead and did lead, to some extent. But one thing strikes me: it was possible to do these things, with that much joy and that much freedom, in the twenties and thirties. Since the war, unless I am mistaken, things have changed a lot, and a sick darkness has come over it. The people who remember the other times are still more or less intact. The others, pretty sick. Though I must say that now a whole new generation is coming up that gives me a little hope: the non-violent kids, for instance, in the South.
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. 278
Letter toHenry Miller
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