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Merton's Correspondence with:

N. Chatterji

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Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1965-1966
Volume: 3 item(s); 4 pg(s)

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See also one letter from Merton published in Witness to Freedom, pp. 172-173.

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1. 1965/10/21 TLS to Merton In connection with a book I am writing on Rabindranath Tagore & the West (in which I am asks thoughts on Tagore's influence on the English-speaking West / list of "Tagore's earliest champions in the West": "Yeats & Pound, Hart Crane & Joyce Kilmer, Gide & St-John Perse, Anna de Noailles & Jouve, JimĂ©nez & Neruda" / Tagore's vogue corresponds to Spengler and Keyserling «detailed view»
2. 1965/10/29 TL[c] from Merton Thanks for your kind letter in which you ask for my personal reaction to Rabindranath Tagore. appreciation of Tagore by Merton's father and mother (Owen Merton and Ruth Merton) / Merton mostly knows from plays by Shaw and Ibsen - has book of his translations of Kabir - "admire[s] his ideas" but thinks he "is dated in some ways" / admires two other Indians more - Gandhi and Ananda Coomaraswamy «detailed view»
3. 1966/03/21 TALS to Merton It staggers me to realize that your kind letter on Tagore -- & the two books "Chuang Tzu" quoting Merton in his book on Tagore / Ananda Coomaraswamy's Theory of Art in Asia / T. S. Eliot / asking to visit Merton / "Original Child Bomb" «detailed view»

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