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The literary essays of Thomas Merton

Author: Thomas Merton; Patrick Hart
Publisher: New York : New Directions, 1985.
Series: New Directions paperbook, 587.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : New Directions paperback edView all editions and formats
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Discusses Blake, Joyce, Pasternak, Faulkner, Styron, O'Connor, Camus, symbolism, creativity, alienation, contemplation, and freedom.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Named Person: James Joyce; Boris Leonidovich Pasternak; William Faulkner; Albert Camus; William Styron; Flannery O'Connor; Albert Camus; Albert Camus
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Merton; Patrick Hart
ISBN: 0811209318 9780811209311
OCLC Number: 11187118
Description: xvi, 549 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Literary essays (1959-68) --
Seven essays on Albert Camus (1966-68) --
Introducing poets in translation (1963-66) --
Related literary questions (1953-68). I. 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. II. 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. III. 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. IV. 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 : --
I. Nature and art in William Blake : an essay in interpretation (1939) --
II. 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 --
III. 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.
Series Title: New Directions paperbook, 587.
Other Titles: Essays
Responsibility: edited by Patrick Hart.

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Discusses Blake, Joyce, Pasternak, Faulkner, Styron, O'Connor, Camus, symbolism, creativity, alienation, contemplation, and freedom.

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