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Author QuotedJulien Hartridge Green
Title QuotedJournals
Date (Year/Month/Day)1956/08/14
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1938-1946
QuotationTo be completely dependent on a country, on a city"¦for a moment I was annoyed at Green and started finding fault with him as a bourgeois. But that is not enough. He may be a man of his (my) clan, but there is more to it than that. France is what it is and it is important to see this. Not to be able to see it is to have lived only a half-human life. Green's 4th. volume is very fine. It is a record of a civilized mind-perhaps one of the last. I am already, with my generation, far less civilized than he, far less able to see. Also, no one should underestimate the powerful, though unassuming, intuitions about religious things, in which connection I appreciate above all his exactness and refusal to pretend.
Quotation SourceA Search for Solitude: Pursuing the Monk's True Life. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 3, 1952-1960.; Edited by Lawrence S. Cunningham. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1996, p. 65
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