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Author QuotedJean Paul Sartre
Title QuotedMots
Date (Year/Month/Day)1966/07/27
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1963
QuotationAm reading Sartre's Les Mots, a curious, brilliant book, one of his best. An antiautobiography - the variety of self-iconoclasm. But there is a certain pathos in it... Sartre in Les Mots turns out suddenly to be Merton of the movies. But that passage is too long and overdone. Just because he is making fun of himself he thinks he is permitted to drop all limits to carry on interminably.
Quotation SourceLearning to love: exploring solitude and freedom. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 6, 1966-1967.; Edited by Christine M. Bochen. / [San Francisco] : HarperCollins. 1997, p. 102
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