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Author QuotedBoris Pasternak
Title QuotedI Remember: Sketch for an Autobiography
Date (Year/Month/Day)1959/04/14
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1959
QuotationThank you also for I Remember. You have presented it very attractively, and I am delighted to find in it the notes on translating Shakespeare which are a very important addition. I have not been able to read them yet, I am saving them for a moment in which I can give them thought. With Pasternak one does not just read things in a rush. He puts himself so generously into everything, even and especially his letters"”to strangers. I have not heard any more from him, but the quotes from his letters to Miriam Rogers etc. are most illuminating. I also received some news about him indirectly from a person to whom he writes in England [John Harris]"”but this was before February 11th.
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. 96
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