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Merton, Thomas_A Thomas Merton Reader

Merton, Thomas_A Thomas Merton Reader

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Published by Álvaro Malo
An interesting, well-organized anthology of Merton's total works. This collection demonstrates the value of having the author contribute to the production of an anthology. Merton's works encompass a dramatic range of theological and literary style, and this anthology deals fairly with each. From the Augustinian Seven Storey Mountain, to Thoureau-like literary reviews and journals, and even to some Harlem Renaissance-like poetry, this anthology has it all. Merton in all his brilliance...
An interesting, well-organized anthology of Merton's total works. This collection demonstrates the value of having the author contribute to the production of an anthology. Merton's works encompass a dramatic range of theological and literary style, and this anthology deals fairly with each. From the Augustinian Seven Storey Mountain, to Thoureau-like literary reviews and journals, and even to some Harlem Renaissance-like poetry, this anthology has it all. Merton in all his brilliance...

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A THOMASMERTON READER
by Thomas Mertonedited by Thomas P. McDonnell
 
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Merton, Thomas, 1915-A Thomas Merton reader. Ed. by Thomas P. McDonnell. Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc., New York, 1962.553p.Copyright 1938, 1961, 1962 by the Abbey of Gethsemani, Inc. All rights reserved.First edition.Imprimi potest: Fr. M. Gabriel Sortais, O.C.S.O.Nihil Obstat: John A. Goodwine, J.C.D., Censor Librorum.Imprimatur: Francis Cardinal Spellman, Archbishop of New York.Library of Congress catalog card number: 62-16737Printed in the United States of AmericaThe material from
The Seven Storey Mountain
, ©1948 by Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc. 
The Waters of Siloe
, ©1949 by Rev. M. Louis (Thomas Merton). 
The Ascent to Truth
, ©1951 by the Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani. 
The Sign of Jonas
, ©1953 by the Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani. 
 No Man Is an Island 
, ©1955 by the Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani, is used by permission of Harcourt,Brace & World, Inc.The material from
Thirty Poems
, ©1944 by Our Lady of Gethsemani Monastery. 
 A Man in the Divided Sea
, ©1946 by New Directions. 
 Figures for an Apocalypse
, ©1947 by New Directions. 
The Tears of the Blind Lions
, ©1949 by Our Lady of Gethsemani Monastery. 
 Bread in the Wilderness
, ©1953 by Our Lady of Gethsemani Monastery. 
The Strange Islands
, ©1957 by the Abbey of Gethsemani, Inc., ©1952, 1954, 1955, 1956 by the Abbey of Gethsemani, Inc.Selected Poems, ©1944, 1949 by Our Lady of Gethsemani Monastery, ©1946, 1947, 1959 by New Directions,©1952, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1959 by the Abbey of Gethsemani, Inc. 
The Wisdom of the Desert
, ©1960 by the Abbey of Gethsemani, Inc. 
The Behavior of Titans
, ©1961 by the Abbey of Gethsemani, Inc. 
 New Seeds of Contemplation
, ©1961 by the Abbey of Gethsemani, Inc. 
 New Directions 17
, ©1961 by New Directions, is used by permission of New Directions.“St. John of the Cross” from
Saints for Now
, edited by Clare Boothc Luce, ©1952 Sheed & Ward, Inc., New  York.“The Letters of St. Bernard” from
The Letters of St. Bernard of Clairvaux
, Bruno Scott James, ©1953, HenryRegnery Company.“Love in Meditation” from
Spiritual Direction and Meditation
, ©1960 the Order of St. Benedict, Inc., Colleg-eville, Minnesota.“Nativity Kerygma” from
 Nativity Kerygma
, ©1958 by the Abbey of Gethsemani.“An Elegy for Ernest Hemingway” appeared in
The Commonweal 
.“Reviews of Nabokov and Ransom” appeared in
 New York Herald Tribune Books
.“Religion and the Bomb” appeared in
 Jubilee
.“Christian Culture Needs Oriental Wisdom” appeared in
The Catholic World 
.“Conquistador, Tourist, and Indian” appeared in
Good Work
.“Chant to Be Used in Processions Around a Site with Furnaces” appeared in
The Catholic Worker
.“Theology of Creativity” appeared in
The American Benedictine Review
(Vol. XI, pp. 197-213).The quotations from Dante are from
The Divine Comedy
, Rinehart Editions, translated by H.R. Huse, ©1954,H.R. Huse, reprinted by permission of Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc.; and from
 Dante’s Drama of the Mind 
, byFrancis Fergusson, ©1953 by Princeton University Press.
 
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Contents
 Preface.
LANDSCAPE: BEAST • SONG: FROM CROSSPORTION’S PASTORAL • LENTIN A YEAR OF WAR • THE FLIGHT INTO EGYPT • THE NIGHT TRAIN• AUBADE: LAKE ERIE • ASH WEDNESDAY • AN ELEGY FOR ERNESTHEMINGWAY • LANDSCAPE
 AUBADE—HARLEM • DIRGE FOR THE PROUD WORLD • AN ARGUMENTOF THE PASSION OF CHRIST • CRUSOE • THE BOMBARDED CITY • SONG
 Epilogue

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