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Author QuotedJames Laughlin
Title QuotedSome Natural Things
Date (Year/Month/Day)1946/03/01
ImprintNew York : New Directions. 1945
QuotationLast couple of days before Ash Wednesday, just in time to write and thank you for Some Natural Things which I very much enjoyed, best of all, in a way, the framgent about all the Swiss hotels, also the fragments from "America I love you," also "the Mountain and the Hunting Dog"and in fact the whole book. In some respects your poems remind me of the way my (and Mark [van Doren]'s)good friend Bob Lax writes.
Quotation SourceThomas Merton and James Laughlin: Selected Letters.; Edited by David D. Cooper. / New York: W.W. Norton. 1997, p. 9
Letter toJames Laughlin
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