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Author QuotedWilliam Faulkner
Title QuotedSartoris / William Faulkner ; forew. by Robert Cantwell ; after. by Lawrance Thompson
Date (Year/Month/Day)1966/12/29
ImprintNew York : The New American Library. [1964]
QuotationIt is good to have accepted a man like Faulkner completely - then you can read and enjoy even an inferior book like Sartoris and watch him working and tolerate the trash that is there - not trash, but juvenile creation. Good really - though a little embarrassing (comic Negroes etc.). Now we are more "serious" than that but do we know anything?
JournalLearning 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. 175