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Author QuotedWilliam Carlos Williams
Title QuotedPaterson
Date (Year/Month/Day)1963/12/07
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1946I
QuotationThanks also for [William Carlos Williams's] Patterson. It is impressive to have the whole thing in one, and I can see that this is the only really proper way to read it. It is certainly a powerful poem. One of the great things of our time: by one of those people who are dying off on all sides. What is going on? Everyone seems to be departing. Taking off. Vanishing into better realms. One begins to wonder about this realm, then. What is being prepared for it?
Quotation SourceThomas Merton and James Laughlin: Selected Letters.; Edited by David D. Cooper. / New York: W.W. Norton. 1997, p. 235-36
Letter toJames Laughlin
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