The Thomas Merton Center at Bellarmine University

Citation of Books Detail

Click here to return to the main list

Author QuotedJames Thurber
Title QuotedYears with Ross
Date (Year/Month/Day)1959/08/15
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1959
QuotationTerrell Dickey lent me Thurber's book The Years with Ross. Interesting, and yet I don't laugh. In a way it is a sad book-saying so definitely that the era and the city I once believed in are both already finished, and belong only to the past. Every name hits me hard-names I had forgotten-Dorothy Parker, Rea Lavin, Scudder Middleton (who was at all those parties Reg would take me to), Reginald Marsh himself, John O'Hara, Scott Fitzgerald. People not of my generation but the ones my generation believed in. And the brave days of Columbia in the Thirties, which Ad Reinhardt still believes in, I learned at his last visit.
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. 316-17
Letter to 
Notes 
Link to Merton's Copy