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Author QuotedErich Fromm
Title QuotedSigmund Freud's Mission
Date (Year/Month/Day)1961/09/26
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1959
QuotationYour latest book [Sigmund Freud's Mission] has reached me and the material is very interesting. The texts you have presented for the first time in English seem to me to be important in the highest degree, and I like your analysis of them. This is a very revealing book. Reading it one wonders at the torpor that has kept us from paying more attention to this material before the present moment. I can understand how it would be rejected as "idealism" on the other side of the Iron Curtain also. Among us it is rejected a priori for purely authoritarian and dogmatic reasons, I mean here in America. It is un-American. That is enough.
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. 315
Letter toErich Fromm
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