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Author QuotedGeorge Orwell
Title QuotedPolitics and the English Language
Date (Year/Month/Day)1967/08/30
ImprintEvansville IN : [s.n.]. 1947
QuotationThe Church now being finished there is no more noise of machines from the monastery. The woods are once again beautifully quiet. Last night I slept badly for some reason. Perhaps the pressure of working on that "messag" and my own conflict about it. Today I read [George] Orwell's fine essay Politics and the English Language [Evansville, IN, 1947]. How much the same trouble is found in my "messag"! Semi-officialese.
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. 283
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