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Author QuotedRobert Lowell
Title QuotedFor the Union Dead
Date (Year/Month/Day)1964/11/16
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1964
QuotationBrother Antoninus [William Everson], tall, bowed, gentle, benevolent, given to quiet laughter was here from Friday to Sunday... Told me I [Emblems of a Season of Fury] was well reviewed by [Haydn] Carruth in the Hudson Review. I had vaguely heard of this but not seen it. Brother Antoninus did not like [Robert] Lowell's new book. Offended by its destructiveness, its desiccation, and Lowell's obsession with destroying that in himself that might save him. But for my part (less compassionate no doubt) I liked its hardness (For the Union Dead).
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. 165-66
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