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Raids on the unspeakable

Author: Thomas Merton
Publisher: [New York] : New Directions, [1966]
Series: New Directions paperbook, 213.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This paperbook collection of his prose writings reveals the extent to which Thomas Merton moved from the other-worldly devotion of his earlier work to a direct, deeply engaged, often militant concern with the critical situation of man in the world.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Merton
ISBN: 9780811201018 0811201015
OCLC Number: 1155682
Description: 182 pages; 21 cm.
Contents: Prologue. The author's advice to his book --
Rain and the rhinoceros --
To each his darkness : notes on a novel of Julien Green --
Flannery O'Connor : a prose elegy --
A devout meditation in memory of Adolf Eichmann --
Letter to an innocent bystander --
The time of the end is the time of no room --
Prometheus : a meditation --
Atlas and the Fatman --
Martin's predicament, or, Atlas watches every evening --
The early legend : notes for a cosmic meditation --
Readings from Ibn Abbad --
Message to poets --
Answers on art and freedom --
Signatures : notes on the author's drawings.
Series Title: New Directions paperbook, 213.
Responsibility: Thomas Merton.

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This paperbook collection of his prose writings reveals the extent to which Thomas Merton moved from the other-worldly devotion of his earlier work to a direct, deeply engaged, often militant concern with the critical situation of man in the world.

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