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Author QuotedKarl Stern
Title QuotedPillar of Fire
Date (Year/Month/Day)1950/11/22
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1950
QuotationThey have been keeping me here in the hospital for some time, mainly to make me rest.... Father Abbot dropped in on the day of my (minor) operation bringing the galleys of Stern's book and Eliot's Essays and your letter. Many thanks for everything. First, about PILLAR OF FIRE. I liked it very much. It is a fascinating book to me. It is another one of those conversions which is symptomatic - a kind of type-reaction to the Holy Gost, one that will probaly be the pattern for many more to come.
Quotation SourceLetters of Robert Giroux and Thomas Merton.; Edited and annotated by Patrick Samway, S.J. / Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press. [2015], p. 79
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