From the Monastery to the World: The Letters of Thomas Merton and Ernesto Cardenal

From the Monastery to the World: The Letters of Thomas Merton and Ernesto Cardenal

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ISBN-13: 9781640091559
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
Publication date: 12/11/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

THOMAS MERTON (1915-1968), a monk who lived in isolation for several years, is one of the most well-known Catholic writers of the twentieth century. He was a prolific poet, religious writer, and essayist whose diversity of work has rendered a precise definition of his life and an estimation of the significance of his career difficult. Merton was a Trappist, a member of a Roman Catholic brotherhood known for its austere lifestyle and rule of silence in which almost all conversation is forbidden.

ERNESTO CARDENAL MARTINEZ (born January 20, 1925) is a Nicaraguan Catholic priest, poet, and politician. He is a Liberation Theologian and the founder of the primitivist art community in the Solentiname Islands, where he lived for more than ten years (1965-1977). A member of the Nicaraguan Sandinistas, a party he has since left, he was Nicaragua's minister of culture from 1979 to 1987.

Table of Contents

Introduction by Robert Hass

The Letters

Translator's Afterword

Appendix:

Chronology and Landscape

From the Spanish of Ernesto Cardenal Selections from Gethsemani, KY (Translated by Thomas Merton)

Notes to the Text

Index

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