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Author QuotedRobert Lowell
Title QuotedLord Weary's Castle
Date (Year/Month/Day)1947/12/16
Imprint[S.l.] : Harcourt Brace. 1946
QuotationYesterday Lord Weary's Castle by Robert Lowell came and it is terrific. Harcourt Brace sent it after I had begged all around the town. But Lowell is a poet. I'd like to write an article about him. You could compare "The Quaker Graveyard" with Hopkins' "Wreck of the Deutschland," and Lowell is in some ways better than Hopkins. Though he is not as deep spiritually, he is sometimes more of a poet.
Quotation SourceEntering the Silence: Becoming a Monk and Writer. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 2, 1941-1952.; Edited by Jonathan Montaldo. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1996, p. 146
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