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Author QuotedGeorges Bernanos
Title QuotedDiary of a Country Priest
Date (Year/Month/Day)1957/10/26
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1936
QuotationOne reason why it is so hard to read Bernanos' The Diary of a Country Priest is breaking this ghetto wall. Don't mind the Jews in their ghetto-But we in ours-! That is harder to stomach. But Father! Our ghetto is so truly refined, it is a veritable paradise! Fresh air!
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. 130
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