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Author QuotedLaurens Post, van der
Title QuotedDark Eye in Africa: Politics, Psychology
Date (Year/Month/Day)1961/02/12
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1955
QuotationHave you read a wonderful book called the Dark Eye in Africa by Laurens Van der Post? He is another remarkable person, and on primitive man he also wrote a splendid book about the Bushmen of South Africa, Lost World of the Kalahari. Several other interesting books about these Bushmen are appearing here and there. Most important insights into the reality of primitive man. What you quote AKC as saying about the underlying resentment and contempt in the attitude of men like Frazer and Levy-Bruhl is terribly true.
Quotation SourceThe Hidden Ground of Love: The Letters of Thomas Merton on Religious Experience and Social Concerns.; Selected and edited by William H. Shannon. / New York : Farrar Straus Giroux. 1985, p. 129
Letter toDoña Luisa Coomaraswamy
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