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Selected Poems of Thomas Merton

Thomas Merton

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New Directions Press
14 April 2020
Poetry; Poetry by individual poets
Poet, Trappist monk, religious philosopher, translator, social critic: the late Thomas Merton was all these things. This classic selection from his great body of poetry affords a comprehensive view of his varied and progressively innovative work. Selected by Mark Van Doren and James Laughlin, this slim volume is now available again as a wonderful showcase of Thomas Merton's splendid poetry.
By:   Thomas Merton
Imprint:   New Directions Press
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 206mm,  Width: 132mm,  Spine: 13mm
Weight:   173g
ISBN:   9780811229920
ISBN 10:   0811229920
Pages:   144
Publication Date:   14 April 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Thomas Merton (1915-1968) entered the Cistercian Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky, following his conversion to Catholicism and was ordained in 1949. During the 1960s, he was increasingly drawn into a dialogue between Eastern and Western religions and was actively engaged with domestic issues of war and racism.

Reviews for Selected Poems of Thomas Merton

Thomas Merton really is someone we can look up to.--His Holiness the Dalai Lama


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