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Author QuotedJean Paul Sartre
Title Quotednausee : roman
Date (Year/Month/Day)1960/05/06
ImprintParis : Gallimard. [1944], c1938
QuotationI do not have much interest in Sartre, he puts me to sleep, as if he were deliberately dull: assommant is a much better word. He shaves me, as the French say. He beats me over the head with his dullness, though Huis Clos strikes me as a good and somewhat puritanical play. The other thing of his I have tried to read, La Nausee, is drab and stupid.
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. 67
Letter toCzeslaw Milosz
Link to Merton's Copy 52418 

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