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Author QuotedRaïssa Maritain
Title QuotedNotes sur le Pater
Date (Year/Month/Day)1963/10/29
ImprintParis : Desclee De Brouwer. 1962
QuotationJacques [Maritain] cabled me today that he was happy with a preface I had written for Raissa's Notes sur le Pater. I have wanted to stop all prefaces, but this one last one for him was, I thought, necessary. He is such a great person and responds with such wonderful warmth to the least glimmer of truth, or friendship, or humanity. I think I owed it to him and Raissa. (When I say "last" preface it is perhaps exaggerated because I can see I am committed to a couple more, but I am going to have to say "no" a lot more often.) "¦
Quotation SourceThe Road to Joy: Letters to New and Old Friends.; Edited by Robert E. Daggy. / [S.l.] : Flame. 1990, p. 132
Letter toJohn Howard Griffin
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