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|Named Person:||Thomas Merton; Thomas Merton; Thomas Merton|
|Material Type:||Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication|
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|ISBN:||0791436357 9780791436356 0791436365 9780791436363|
|Description:||x, 210 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm|
Inchausti presents Merton not as the spokesman for any particular group, cause, or idea, but rather as the quintessential American outsider who defined himself in opposition to the world, then discovered a way back into dialogue with that world and compassion for it. As a result, Merton was the harbinger of a still yet to be realized eschatological counter-culture: the unacknowledged precursor, alternative, and heir to Norman O. Brown's defense of mystery in the life of the mind.