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Author QuotedWlodzimierz Odojewski
Title QuotedDying Day
Date (Year/Month/Day)1964/04/17
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1964
QuotationNow as to the books you have sent. [Wlodzimierz] Odojewski's Dying Day is a fascinating and sometimes beautiful book in its strange way. What is most of all surprising is that such a "subjectiv" book comes from behind the Iron Curtain, though I suppose that this should surprise us least of all. The stifling atmosphere of socialist realism would make such a book imperative. And of course it is a very real picture of the hot, breathless, obsessive, imprisoned life of the spirit in the socialist world: again not too essentially different from the frustrations in our own square society, though we are better able to breathe. On the whole I think this is a very telling piece of work and rather brilliantly done, especially the dream parts. If you are in contact with him or if anyone is, please tell him how much I have liked his book and how much I compliment him on 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. 105
Letter toHelen Wolff
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