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Merton and friends : a joint biography of Thomas Merton, Robert Lax, and Edward Rice

Author: James J Harford
Publisher: New York : Continuum, ©2006.
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Presents the story of a 3-way friendship. This work is also a depiction of the changes in American Catholic life, and a micro history of progressive Catholicism from the 1940s to the turn of the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
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Harford, James J.
Merton and friends.
New York : Continuum, c2006
(OCoLC)608130536
Online version:
Harford, James J.
Merton and friends.
New York : Continuum, c2006
(OCoLC)625795667
Named Person: Thomas Merton; Robert Lax; Edward Rice; Thomas Merton; Robert Lax; Edward Rice
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James J Harford
ISBN: 0826418694 9780826418692
OCLC Number: 69020975
Description: xiv, 336 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Seeds of unorthodoxy : eccentric paths from Olean, Europe, and Brooklyn to Morningside Heights --
Spiritual hippies : writing, carousing, praying in Olean; taking over Jester; Lax published in the New Yorker --
The war, the monk, the Manhattanites : Merton to Gethsemani; Lax to the New Yorker; Rice a godfather again --
Literary triumphs : Merton writes Seven storey mountain; Lax, after stints with Time and Hollywood, writes Circus classic; Rice leaves Pathé to start Jubilee --
Jubilee's heyday : Rice the mastermind; Lax the rover; Merton a major contributor; Circus comes out --
Vatican II before and after : Jubilee interprets the council --
Romances, deaths : the nurse; loss of Columbia pals, then Jubilee --
Odysseys : Lax, Rice, and Merton more deeply into eastern religions; Rice travels; Merton outraged at Vietnam War, disillusioned with Vatican II; final meetings at Gethsemani; Merton's death in Bangkok --
Laurels : Merton's corpus grows post-mortem; Lax's poems hailed; Rice writes a controversial Merton biography --
Merton movement : Merton chapters formed worldwide; books by Lax and Rice praised; Rice remarries, then loses Susanna --
Ups, downs, requiems --
Legacy : impact of all three on a troubled American Catholicism.
Other Titles: Merton & friends
Responsibility: James Harford.
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"Jim Harford's Merton and Friends takes us on a marvelous journey with Merton, Lax, and Rice, three of the most complex and interesting spiritual figures of the twentieth century." Marcia and Jack Read more...

 
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