Thomas Merton Series

The Merton Annual Volume 24


28 in stock

The Merton Annual publishes articles about Thomas Merton and about related matters of major concern to his life and work. Its purpose is to enhance Merton’s reputation as a writer and monk, to continue to develop his message for our times, and to provide a regular outlet for substantial Merton-related scholarship. The Merton Annual includes as regular features, reviews, review-essays, a bibliographic survey, interviews, and first appearances of unpublished or obscurely published Merton materials, photographs and art.  Essays about related literary and spiritual matters are also considered.

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  • 2011
  • 9781891785931
  • 355

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A note on the cover illustration: Since his years as a writer and cartoonist for Columbia University's humor magazine, Merton had a liking for satire. It never left him. Here he is laughing--and weeping--over what may be a sketchy soldier running, firing a weapon, looking back with a mad grimace. To his friend Lax he wrote, "We should drown the bombs in the depths of the abyss."
Roger Lipsey, author of Angelic Mistakes: The Art of Thomas Merton