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Author QuotedWilliam Blake
Title QuotedComplete writings : with all the variant readings / William Blake ; ed. by Geoffrey Keynes
Date (Year/Month/Day)1959/08/09
ImprintLondon (etc.) : Nonesuch Press (etc.). 1957
QuotationAnd several books on Blake from U.K. library (I had asked for them). When I was in Louisville I picked up, on the wing, "by chanc" Blake's poems and realized again how much I love them, how much I am at home with him. Reading the prophetic books with immense enjoyment-feeling thoroughly at home in them now, though I don't follow all the cast of characters. It is a life-long study in itself. Just glanced at some of his letters which Victor brought. Blake is never merely indifferent. Always if not inspired, at least very alive. Never dead. I love Blake.
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. 315-16
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