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Pub Date: Jan. 22nd, 1967
Publisher: McKay

In French, the hyphen is termed trait d'union, a uniting line. Anne Fremantle has made ""a pilgrimage to people around the world, a search for hyphen people,"" who link cultures or currents of thought, and ""bridge places"" that disregard national, class or religious differences. In Hawaii she visited Jean Charlot, professor of art, who stems from four different cultures, has painted forty frescoes in four countries; in Japan, Daisetz Suzuki, a monk; in Ceylon, a previously German Protestant swami; in India, the Reverend Michael Scott, who has worked in South Africa, now is with the Naga people. In her ""round-the-world randonnee,"" she has spoken with Louis Massignon, Islamic scholar, Jacques Maritain, ""so saintly and so witty,"" who is now Catholic, was born a French Protestant and married a Russian Jewess. In America, Dorothy Day of the Catholic Worker, Alexander Keresky, (""I continue to do my duty of telling the truth""). John Howard Griffin (Black Like Me). She found bridge places in the Chinese Trappist Monastery on Lantao Island, the Benedictine Monastery of Toumliline in Morocco, the CIF at Curenavaca. Her book, as she says ""a series of recognitions and rejoicings,"" has a distinctly religious undertone and will appeal primarily to Catholics.