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Date [Source / Page]Author QuotedTitle QuotedQuotation by Merton
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[Ltrs: CforT p. 96]
Boris PasternakI Remember: Sketch for an Autobiography Thank you also for I Remember. You have presented it very attractively, and I am delighted to find in it the n..
[Ltrs: CforT p. 97-98]
Carl Gustav JungUndiscovered Self How happy I am that [C. G.] Jung is doing an autobiography, and that Kurt is working with him. I recently read..
[Ltrs: CforT p. 99]
Tung-pin LüSecret of the golden flower : a Chinese book of life. / Tung-pin Lü ; transl. and expl. by Richard Wilhelm ; with a forew. and comment. by C.G. Jung ; and a part of the Chinese meditation text The book of consciousness and life How is the Jung biography coming along? I was in the hospital lately and read there The Secret of the Golden F..
[Ltrs: CforT p. 104]
François de Salignac de La Mothe FenelonFenelon: Letters of Love and Counsel / Merton wrote introduction Your letter reached me back in January and since then I have heard you are with us again. It is good to have y..
[Ltrs: CforT p. 105]
Piotr RawiczBlood from the Sky That [Piotr] Rawicz [Blood from the Sky]. It is magnificently horrible, and I am terribly impressed by it. The..
[Ltrs: CforT p. 105]
Wlodzimierz OdojewskiDying Day Now as to the books you have sent. [Wlodzimierz] Odojewski's Dying Day is a fascinating and sometimes beautifu..
[Ltrs: CforT p. 106]
Konrad LorenzOn Aggression Thanks very much indeed for sending me Konrad Lorenz's book On Aggression. I am enjoying it very much. It is a..
[Ltrs: CforT p. 107]
Albert Camuspeste I wonder if you would enjoy the little commentary on Camus's Plague that I wrote, in view of a pamphlet [Alber..

Abbreviations ▲ Source of Merton's Quotation and Citation
Ltrs: CforT The Courage for Truth: Letters of Thomas Merton to Writers.
Ltrs: Giroux Letters of Robert Giroux and Thomas Merton.
Ltrs: Hammer The Letters of Merton and Victor and Carolyn Hammer.
Ltrs: HGL The Hidden Ground of Love.
Ltrs: Laughlin Thomas Merton and James Laughlin: Selected Letters.
Ltrs: Leclercq Survival or Prophecy? The Letters of Merton and Jean Leclercq.
Ltrs: RtoJ The Road to Joy: Letters to New and Old Friends.
Ltrs: Ruether Letters of Merton and Rosemary Radford Ruether.
Ltrs: SofC The School of Charity. Letters on Religious Renewal.
Ltrs: WtoF Witness to Freedom: The Letters of Merton in Times of Crisis.