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Author QuotedJames Thurber
Title QuotedYears with Ross
Date (Year/Month/Day)1959/08/22
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1959
QuotationI continued to be interested and depressed by The Years with Ross. It is really a very remarkable book in its way-a historical document. And a very human one. That is the only way one could write the life of an abbot. "The Years With James." It is remarkable the mixture of objective criticism, legitimate impatience, admiration, resentment, and love with which Thurber looks at Ross. Very edifying in its subtle way, and yet also there is something weird about it. Maybe neurotic. Which I guess Ross was and Thurber probably is.
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. 320
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