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Author QuotedBoris Leonidovich Pasternak
Title Quoteddocteur Jivago : roman / Boris Leonidovic Pasternak ; trad. du russe
Date (Year/Month/Day)1959/01/02
ImprintParis : Gallimard. [1958]
QuotationIn the morning chapter Rev. Father, because of certain events and circumstances, came out strongly against the reading of fiction and playing classical music on records.... For Rev. Fr., incidentally, all novels are "love-stories," and that is that. It can hardly affect anyone much except as a matter of principle-it takes so much time we haven't got, to read a novel. However I did spend some fruitful hours this Summer sitting in the straw and reading Dr. Zhivago.
Quotation SourceA Search for Solitude: Pursuing the Monk's True Life. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 3, 1952-1960.; Edited by Lawrence S. Cunningham. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1996, p. 244-45
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