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Merton's Correspondence with:

Julian Hartridge Green; Julian Green; Julien Green; Julien Hartridge Green

Green, Julien, 1900-1998  printer


Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1962-1966, 1973
Volume: 4 item(s); 6 pg(s)

Scope and Content

Contained in these files are two original letters from Green to Merton and a carbon copy of a letter from Merton to Green. There is discussion of Green's book Chaque Homme dans sa nuit and Merton's essay on it. There is also some talk of books by Merton and Merton's poetry.


Julian Green has lived in France for most of his life and was born in Paris in 1900 of American parents. Merton's Raids on the Unspeakable contains an essay on Green's 1961 novel Chaque homme dans sa nuit, and Green disputes him on some of Merton's criticism.

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Related Information and Links

See one published letter from Merton to Greene in The Courage for Truth, pp. 273-274.

Series List

This Record Sub-Group is not divided into Series and is arranged chronologically.

Container List

#DateFrom/ToFirst LinesPub ✓Notes
 y/m/dMerton Scan ✉ 
1. 1962/01/03 TLS to Merton Les Chemins de la Joie reached me some time ago and I should have thanked you sooner, but I Green praises Les Chemins de la Joie (Thoughts in Solitude) and expresses he's a fan of Merton's poetry / Green sending book «detailed view»
2. 1966/09/16 TLS to Merton Your 'Raids on the Unspeakable' reached me in the country and I am sorry that I could not thank you Chaque Homme dans sa nuit / disagreement with Merton's opinion of his hero «detailed view»
3. 1966/09/22 TL[c] from Merton I am grateful for your letter of Sept. 16th in which you speak of my notes on your book. I am glad Chaque Homme dans sa nuit / Augustinian viewpoint / Calvin / Green's journal / Merton's journal / Merton's Protestant likings - Karl Barth «detailed view»
4. 1973/11/30 TLS[x] from Center to Green, Julian Mr. Victor Kramer at Georgia State University has requested permission to look at your Asking permission for use of Green's correspondence «detailed view»

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