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Author QuotedThomas Mann
Title QuotedThe Magic Mountain / translation from German Der Zauberberg
Date (Year/Month/Day)1940/05/28
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1924I
QuotationI am in no mood to read [Thomas Mann's] The Magic Mountain, which is the kind of book I find tedious anyway. I am only willing to be excited by its metaphysical symbolism and analogies if the elementary level of the book, the surface of meaning, is also interesting. But when the surface is as tedious as this, I don't feel much like going below it.
Quotation SourceRun to the mountain: The Story of a Vocation. The journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 1, 1939-1941.; Edited by Patrick Hart, O.C.S.O. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1995, p. 224
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