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Author QuotedDom Alexis Presse
Title QuotedBela Just: Les Illumines
Date (Year/Month/Day)1949/12/30
ImprintParis : Editions du Seuil. 1948
QuotationI like the Augustinian themes in [Brice] Parain's Mort de Jean Madec [Paris, 1945] yet I would not know whether it was a good novel. To me it is a good novel. The only other novel I have read in the eight years I have been here is [Graham] Greene's Heart of the Matter and I read only half of that. Then I read bits of The Loved One and a few pages of Brideshead Revisited. Oh, and then Les Illumines about Dom Alexis [Presse] and his secession from the Order's monastery at Boquen. Only read a few pages of that, too.
Quotation SourceEntering the Silence: Becoming a Monk and Writer. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 2, 1941-1952.; Edited by Jonathan Montaldo. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1996, p. 390
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