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Author QuotedHannah Arendt
Title QuotedHuman Condition
Date (Year/Month/Day)1960/06/12
ImprintChicago : University of Chicago Press. c1958
QuotationFinished the Human Condition today. It is the deepest and most important defense of the contemplative life that has been written in modern times. That covers a great deal of ground! I have pages of notes, just brief references and page numbers, and I don't know how to start organizing all this material for my own use. I mean for real use: for it is not enough just to have been exposed to such a book and to absorb, as one naturally does, something of its language and attitudes so that at times one may "sound lik" that.
Quotation SourceTurning Toward the World: The Pivotal Years. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 4, 1960-1963.; Edited by Victor A. Kramer. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1996, p. 11
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