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Author QuotedPablo Neruda
Title QuotedResidence on Earth
Date (Year/Month/Day)1966/11/05
QuotationJust want to take up a couple of points from your letter, for which many thanks. Certainly I know [Pablo] Neruda, and he is I think a better poet than Gabriela Mistral, when at his best. Anyone who wants to really understand South America needs to have read his Residence on Earth. This is available in English too, and I can perhaps get it for you if you like. His more recent stuff is written on whiskey and is Communist Party propaganda of little value. Still you might get to know Neruda one of these days.
Quotation SourceThe School of Charity: The Letters of Thomas Merton on Religious Renewal and Spiritual Direction.; Selected and edited by Brother Patrick Hart. / New York : Farrar Straus Giroux. 1990, p. 319
Letter toFather Callistus (Jorge) Peterson
Link to Merton's Copy 52242 

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