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Author QuotedJean Paul Sartre
Title QuotedRespectful Prostitute
Date (Year/Month/Day)1963/11/26
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1946
QuotationRead Sartre's Respectful Prostitute. All I had ever heard about it ran it down, but it is a smasher! Best thing of his I have read, and one of the best on the race question. Certainly it is farcical, arbitrary, in a way "propaganda." And yet it is true. Simple: it has to be simple. And no Southerner has ever stated the Southern case as simply and blandly as his characters, the Senator and Fred. Maybe it is little more than a vaudeville act, but a very good one. The main thing wrong with it is that no signature would have been necessary to save the white man who shot the Negro.
Quotation SourceDancing in the Water of Life: Seeking Peace in the Hermitage. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 5, 1963-1965.; Edited by Robert E. Daggy. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1997, p. 39
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