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Author QuotedT.S. Eliot
Title QuotedFour Quartets
Date (Year/Month/Day)1965/08/31
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1943
QuotationI enclose a long article on existentialism which I did for The Critic ["The Other Side of Despair: Notes on Christian Existentialism"]. (Do you know this magazine? It might be interesting.) The bit for Motive, a magazine you don't know, I imagine, mostly Protestant, published in Nashville, might possibly go with the "Behavior of Titans" stuff. J. wanted a new title for that and I have what I think is a fairly passable one: Raids on the Unspeakable. It is an improvement, I think, on a phrase from Eliot's Four Quartets, "raids on the inarticulate." It sounds a little more sinister, and therefore good for a title. What do you think?
Quotation SourceWitness to Freedom: The Letters of Thomas Merton in Times of Crisis.; Selected and edited by William H. Shannon. / New York : Farrar Straus Giroux. 1994, p. 147
Letter toNaomi Burton Stone
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