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On Thomas Merton by [Gordon, Mary]
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"Ardent, heartfelt, headlong: with these words Mary Gordon lovingly penetrates to the core of Thomas Merton's ongoing importance, but the same words apply to her achievement. Gordon is the ideal reader of Merton, matching his intelligence, irony, and authentic feel for the world beyond words. Her book brings his books back to life, and belongs with them from now on."--James Carroll, author of Constantine's Sword and The Cloister

"Only a writer as talented as Mary Gordon could have written about a writer as talented as Thomas Merton. I've read dozens of books about my hero, the Trappist monk Thomas Merton, and suspected that I couldn't learn much that was new. Mary Gordon's fascinating new book proved me wrong. She opens up an essential side of Merton's life--his life as a writer--in a way that helps me understand him an entirely new, and entirely surprising, light."--James Martin, SJ, author of Jesus: A Pilgrimage and Becoming Who You Are

"Brilliant, incisive.... intelligent, moving."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Merton devotees and those wishing to learn more about him will appreciate this detailed look at his accomplishments and struggles."--Library Journal

..".. An ideal introduction to Merton for literary readers."--Booklist

"[Mary Gordon] brings to this book on Merton what he himself often offered others: the frank convictions of a practiced teacher, the certainty of an established critic, and the sympathy of a successful writer who is equally aware of struggle."--America

"If Merton is to remain a living voice, it is from such honest and steadfast devotion as Mary Gordon's On Thomas Merton."--New York Journal of Books

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From the best-selling novelist and memoirist- a deeply personal view of her discovery of the celebrated modern monk and thinker through his writings.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 774 KB
  • Print Length: 155 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1611807670
  • Publisher: Shambhala (15 January 2019)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07DZJ786F
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #298,401 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 starsBrilliantly human
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5.0 out of 5 starsHe was a Trappist monk, committed to silence, "and yet his vocation was based on words."
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