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Author QuotedThomas a Kempis
Title QuotedImitation of Christ
Date (Year/Month/Day)1949/03/06
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1441
QuotationYesterday Seeds of Contemplation arrived and it is very handsome. The best job of printing that has ever been done on any book by me. I can hardly keep my hands off it.... Laughlin tells me a book club is taking it and advertising it as a "streamlined Imitation of Christ." God forgive me. It is more like Swift than Thomas à Kempis. The Passion and Precious Blood of Christ are too little in the book"”only hinted at here and there. Therefore the book is cold and cerebral.
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. 287
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