Things of the Hidden God: Journey to the Holy Mountain

Things of the Hidden God: Journey to the Holy Mountain

by Christopher Merrill


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ISBN-13: 9780679463054
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/08/2005
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.53(h) x 1.08(d)

About the Author

CHRISTOPHER MERRILL’s books include four collections of poetry, including Watch Fire, for which he received the Peter I. B. Lavan Younger Poets Award from the Academy of American Poets; translations; several edited volumes; and three books of nonfiction, The Grass of Another Country: A Journey Through the World of Soccer; The Old Bridge: The Third Balkan War and the Age of the Refugee; and Only the Nails Remain: Scenes from the Balkan Wars.

A literary critic and journalist, his work has been translated into sixteen languages. He has held the William H. Jenks Chair in Contemporary Letters at the College of the Holy Cross, and now directs the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa. He and his wife, the violinist Lisa Gowdy-Merrill, have two daughters, Hannah and Abigail.

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vpfluke on LibraryThing 7 months ago
This is a record of the encounter of the poet, Christopher Merritt, with himself, while on several pilgrimages to Mt. Athos in Greece. The Anglican Merrill brushes up against Eastern Orthodoxy's deep sipiritual life as well as its scruples against women and non-Orthodox. Merrill is a fine writer, and I felt I journeyed with him over the very hilly landscape, by locked monasteries, and experiencing the liturgy sometimes from afar, and then up close.