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Author QuotedAdolfo Bioy Casares
Title QuotedPlan d'evasión
Date (Year/Month/Day)1958/02/15
Imprint[S.l.] : Emece. 1945
QuotationBack to Bioy Casaris' Plan d'evasion-as a symbol and a symptom. It is about French people. The death rattle of Argentina's dependence on France. The frustration of the American intellectual who can't get along without a Europe that can no longer sustain him. (Yet-he is sustained, without knowing it, by his own latent vitality.) This has been to a great extent my own frustration as a writer-from which I escaped temporarily "upward"-into spirituality-but that was not enough, because it is not a matter of escape, but of incarnation and transformation.
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. 169
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