[percy-l] Re: Love in the Ruins and Thanatos Syndrome
David Alan Beck
dabeck at iupui.edu
Fri Jun 25 22:15:40 EDT 2004
I like the quote from St. Ambrose (very Zossima-like). I, too, need to
re-read LIR, but, yes, Fr. Smith is minor character in the book. He is in
the "Five Years Later" section. The quote can be found in an old
pocket-paperback edition (Ivy Books, published by Ballantine Books, Feb.
1989, pg. 340). Regardless of the edition, you can find it in the last
three or four pages of the book.
-In the deserts of the heart
Let the healing fountains start,
In the prison of his days
Teach the free man how to praise.
-W. H. Auden
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