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Author QuotedLouis Zukofsky
Title QuotedBottom: On Shakespeare
Date (Year/Month/Day)1967/04/15
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1963
QuotationThe long Marxist section of "A" brought back the thirties as nothing else (though also a friend sent me a picture of Groucho Marx in the paper, another more influential Marxism of the thirties!) (Thought Groucho had gone to the Valhallas of laughter). "A" 10 is right up my alley as you will see from parts of Conjectures (though I do not write explicitly about the war). It is in a way Blake-like. So many good rich things. Especially the last long one. And now I read Bottom, too, when I am not writing my own: and the principle you lay down there is the one: that language comes up out of love in S. [Shakespeare] and in any valid poet. This is the truth we live for and by and there is no other (the Bible is full of the same).
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. 292
Letter toLouis Zukofsky
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