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The literary essays of Thomas Merton

Author: Thomas Merton; Patrick Hart
Publisher: New York : New Directions, 1981.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Merton, Thomas, 1915-1968.
Literary essays of Thomas Merton.
New York : New Directions, 1981
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Merton; Patrick Hart
ISBN: 081120815X 9780811208154
OCLC Number: 7653197
Description: xvi, 549 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: [Literary essays (1959-68)] Blake and the new theology. News of the Joyce industry industry. A footnote from Ulysses : peace and revolution. True legendary sound : the poetry and criticism of Edwin Muir. Pasternak affair. Pasternak's Letters to Georgian friends. "Baptism in the forest" : wisdom and initiation in William Faulkner. Faulkner and his critics. "To each his darkness" : notes on the novel of Julien Green. Louis Zukofsky : the paradise ear. Answer of Minerva : pacifism and resistance in Simone Weil. Roland Barthes : writing as temperature. J.F. Powers : Morte D'Urban : two celebrations. William Styron : who is Nat Turner? --
Flannery O'Connor : a prose elegy. Trial of Pope Pius XII : Rolf Hochhuth's The deputy. William Melvin Kelley : the Legend of Tucker Caliban --
[Seven essays on Albert Camus (1966-68)] Plague of Camus : a commentary and introduction. Camus : Journals of the plague years. Terror and the absurd : violence and nonviolence in Albert Camus. Prophetic ambiguities : Milton and Camus. Camus and the Church. Three saviors in Camus : lucidity and the absurd. Stranger : poverty of an antihero --
[Introducing poets in translation (1963-66)] Ruben Dario. Raissa Maritain. Fernando Pessoa. Cesar Vallejo. Alfonso Cortes. Rafael Alberti. Jorge Carreara Andrade. Pablo Antonio Cuadra. Ernesto Cardenal --
[Related literary questions (1953-68)] Poetry, symbolism and typology. Poetry and contemplation : a reappraisal. Theology of creativity. Message to poets. Answer on art and freedom. Why alienation is for everybody. [Appendixes] Nature and art in William Blake : an essay in interpretation (1939). Early Literary Essays and Reviews (1939-40). Huxley and the ethics of peace. John Crowe Ransom : standards for critics. Vladimir Nabokov : realism and adventure. John Cowper Powys : in praise of books. Christine Herter : in defense of art. Agnes Addison : love of change for its own sake. R.H.S. Crossman : restaging the republic. William Nelson : John Skelton, scholar, poet, and satirist. E.M.W. Tillyard and C.S. Lewis : a spirited debate on poetry. Hoxie Neal Fairchild : background of romanticism. G. Wilson Knight : that old dilemma of good and evil. Art of Richard Hughes. William York Tindall : D.H. Lawrence : who saw himself as a messiah. Huxley's pantheon. Two transcriptions of Merton's talks on William Faulkner (1967). Time and the unburdening and the recollection of the Lamb : Easter service in Faulkner's The sound and the fury. Faulkner meditations : The Wild Palms.
Other Titles: Essays
Responsibility: edited by Patrick Hart.


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