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Author QuotedPaul Claudel
Title QuotedConnaisance de l'Est
Date (Year/Month/Day)1947/09/07
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1900I
QuotationPaul Claudel's verse bores me but his poetic prose about the Orient is wonderful. I have never read anything as good in its species as Novembre, La Pluie, Le Cocotier, etc. Patrice de la Tour du Pin writes too much: it is too glib. I don't like it and I don't like his way of talking about Christ. It is too silly.
Quotation SourceEntering the Silence: Becoming a Monk and Writer. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 2, 1941-1952.; Edited by Jonathan Montaldo. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1996, p. 105
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