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Author QuotedPierre Emmanuel
Title QuotedQui est cet homme?
Date (Year/Month/Day)1950/10/10
ImprintParis : [s.n.]. 1947
QuotationThere are times when ten pages of some book fall under your eye just at the moment when your very life, it seems, depends on your reading those ten pages. You recognize in them immediately the answer to all your most pressing questions. They open a new road. The first ten pages of Pierre Emmanuel's Qui est cet homme? [ou Le Singulier Universel. Paris, 1947] (Chapter I) are that for me. They tell me clearly what I was trying to get obscurely last month out of Ecclesiastes. His is the message of Ecclesiastes. He is the enemy of my angelism.
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. 435
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