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Author QuotedBruno Snell
Title QuotedDiscovery of the mind: in Greek philosophy and literature
Date (Year/Month/Day)1956/02/05
Imprint[S.l.] : Courier Corporation. 1960
QuotationI finally have a chance to write you and tell you that I am sending the Snell book back - long after I had promised to do so. It is indeed an important book, and I regret that it is so far from my present context that Iwas unable to do it full justice. It is so difficult to follow all the avenues that open out before one, and I must of necessity leave the vistas of Greek thought somewhat misty, to my regret. I have no other choice, since my limited time for reading and study is now almost all taken up with scripture and mysticism and monastic history and whatnot - things necessary for myself and the novices. So I did not master all of Snell
Quotation SourceThe Letters of Thomas Merton and Victor and Carolyn Hammer: Ad majorem Dei Gloriam.; Edited by F. Douglas Scutchfield and Paul Evans Holbrook Jr. / [S.l.] : The University Press of Kentucky. 2014, p. 29
Letter toVictor Hammer
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Link to Merton's Copy