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Author QuotedLewis Mumford
Title QuotedCulture of Cities
Date (Year/Month/Day)1941/11/27
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1938I
QuotationOr do I want to go to Gethsemani because it is a perfect society, even in the natural order? Is it because last night, reading Mumford's Culture of Cities I got very depressed with the rottenness of New York? I think that made me want to be in Harlem, though-the most desperate of all places, to preach God!
Quotation SourceRun to the mountain: The Story of a Vocation. The journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 1, 1939-1941.; Edited by Patrick Hart, O.C.S.O. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1995, p. 456
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