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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Product Details

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


Chronology and Landscape

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

Notes to the Text


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