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Author QuotedDouglas Bush
Title QuotedJohn Milton: A Sketch of His Life and Writings
Date (Year/Month/Day)1966/10/04
ImprintNew York : [s.n.]. 1964
QuotationHave finished Douglas Bush's excellent little book on Milton [John Milton: A Sketch of His Life and Writings (New York, 1964)], have been seriously reading Paradise Lost for the first time in my life. Here the "ground" is much more truly and deeply present - even though the movement is so like a movie scenario. And that is all right. But a basic restlessness (metaphysical I mean). Beneath Camus, Char and even Milton is a metaphysical current which is unthinkable in Dante. Yet Dante builds a Cathedral. And we are no longer in the age of Cathedrals. Milton's movie is more like us.
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. 144-45
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