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Merton's Correspondence with:

George Lensing, Jr.

Lensing, George, Jr.  printer


Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1967-1968
Volume: 5 item(s); 5 pg(s)

Scope and Content


George Lensing, Jr. is an English professor at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he has served on the faculty since 1969. After earning his doctorate from Louisiana State in 1966, he spent a couple of years in the Peace Corps in Brazil, teaching at the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro. While in Brazil, he sends Merton some poems of Carlos Drummond de Andrade and some of his own poems. Merton includes Lensing's translation of "Morte do Leiteiro", or "Death of the Milkman", in Monks Pond IV.

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See also a translation of Carlos Drummond de Andrade included in Monks Pond, p. 261.

Series List

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Container List

#DateFrom/ToFirst LinesPub ✓Notes
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1. 1967/10/16 (#01) TLS to Merton Allow me to introduce myself. I am a Peace Corps volunteer who is teaching English literature here «detailed view»
2. 1967/10/16 (#02) other to Merton Imagem no Parque [-] FMI [-] Carlos Drummond de Andrade [-] Ao vento de Parque [enclosed poem by Carlos Drummond de Andrade] «detailed view»
3. 1967/10/30 TL[c] from Merton Thanks for the pleasant surprise of your letter and the poem of Drummond de Andrade which I very «detailed view»
4. 1968/03/11 (#01) TLS to Merton Two days ago I had the opportunity to visit your friend and translator, Sr. Emmanuel, in Petropolis [encloses Lensing's translation from Portuguese to English of "Morte do Leiteiro", or "Death of the Milkman" (not in file); and the poems by Lensing mentioned in the following record] «detailed view»
5. 1968/03/11 (#02) other to Merton These are some of my own--George Lensing [-] The Living Men [-] Juan Pelon walked on earth [Lensing's poems enclosed - "The Living Men", "Exactions", "Polar Yield" and "Dia São João"] «detailed view»

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