Selected Poems of Thomas Merton (Paperback)

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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.

About the Author

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.

Praise For…

Thomas Merton really is someone we can look up to.
— His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Product Details
ISBN: 9780811229920
ISBN-10: 0811229920
Publisher: New Directions
Publication Date: April 14th, 2020
Pages: 144
Language: English