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Author QuotedT.S. Eliot
Title QuotedFour Quartets
Date (Year/Month/Day)1948/03/14
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1943
QuotationAfter dinner I sat here in the sun and read T. S. Eliot's Four Quartet, or rather East Coker and part of The Dry Salvages. Eight years ago, when we were at the cottage at Olean, Nancy Flagg had East Coker in ms., for it was still not published, and we all said we didn't like it. But today I like it quite a bit except I paused a bit at the archaic English, but there were only two or three lines of that. I was surprised at so much St. John of the Cross and do not immediately see how it fits in.
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. 183
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