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Author QuotedFrancois Rene Chateaubriand
Title QuotedVie de Rance
Date (Year/Month/Day)1966/10/29
QuotationI am reading Chateaubriand's Vie de Rance for the first time. It is an extraordinary piece of writing, constantly on the edge of surrealist poetry. I wonder if Jean Cocteau had ever read it. He would have been delighted with it.
Quotation SourceThe Courage for Truth: Letters of Thomas Merton to Writers.; Selected and edited by Christine M. Bochen. / New York : Farrar Straus Giroux. 1993, p. 48
Letter toJacques Maritain
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