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Author QuotedKenneth Patchen
Title QuotedSelected Poems
Date (Year/Month/Day)1949/11/19
ImprintNew York : New Directions. 1949 III
QuotationThanks for the Rilke. I am still entranced with Kafka's diaries [Note: Kafka's Diaries: The Diaries of Franz Kafka, 1910-1923, collected and translated by Kafka's friend Max Brod, had just been published.] . They are swell. I also like the [Kenneth] Patchen book very much. [Note: Kenneth Patchen (1911-1792), American poet, painter and pioneer of "Poetry-Jazz."... The book TM refers to is probably Selected Poems; ND issued a third printing in 1949]. How is he getting along?
Quotation SourceThomas Merton and James Laughlin: Selected Letters.; Edited by David D. Cooper. / New York: W.W. Norton. 1997, p. 62
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