Thomas Merton and James Laughlin selected letters by Thomas Merton

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Published by W.W. Norton in New York .

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  • Merton, Thomas, 1915-1968 -- Correspondence.,
  • Laughlin, James, 1914- -- Correspondence.,
  • Trappists -- United States -- Correspondence.,
  • Poets, American -- 20th century -- Correspondence.,
  • Publishers and publishing -- United States -- Correspondence.,
  • Authors and publishers -- United States -- History -- 20th century.,
  • Authorship -- Moral and ethical aspects.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 385-388) and index.

Book details

Statementedited by David D. Cooper.
ContributionsLaughlin, James, 1914-, Cooper, David D.
LC ClassificationsPS3525.E7174 Z485 1997
The Physical Object
Paginationxxxiii, 398 p. ;
Number of Pages398
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1000876M
ISBN 100393040690
LC Control Number96039819

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Norton edition, in English - 1st ed. Thomas Merton and James Laughlin: Two Literary Lives in Letters David D. Cooper IN MEMORY OF ].LAUGHLIN, I.

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Cooper, published by W. Norton & Company, Laughlin's personal papers and New Directions files, including much correspondence with Merton, are at the Houghton Library at Harvard University (click here for more. Merton was “a destroyed person” because of his failure to marry Margie, according to John Dear, in his study of Thomas Merton Peacemaker, inthe “brutal year” of the Tet Offensive Missing: James Laughlin.

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Lax's most famous book, Circus of the Sun (), a meditation on creation, was heralded by The New York Times as 'perhaps. Complete Journals of Thomas Merton: Run to the Mountain: The Story of a Vocation () edited by Patrick Hart, OCSO.

Entering the Silence: Becoming a Monk & Writer () edited by Jonathan Montaldo. A Search for Solitude: Pursuing the Monk’s True Life () edited by Lawrence S. Cunningham. Turning Toward the World: The Pivotal Years Missing: James Laughlin. This is the second autobiographical book I've read by New Directions publisher James Laughlin, the other being The Way It Wasn't: From the Files of James have unconventional memoir formats (though that other was compiled posthumously so I suppose form can't be attributed entirely to him.)/5.

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He wrote and compiled more than a dozen books of poetry as well as stories and essays; seven volumes of his correspondence with his authors are available from W.W. Norton. /5(32). In November a manuscript Merton had given to friend Robert Lax the previous year was published by James Laughlin at New Directions: a book of poetry titled ‘Thirty Poems’.

In New Directions published Merton’s another poetry collection, ‘A Man in the Divided Sea’ which brought great appreciation and recognition for Merton. While a sophomore on leave of absence from Harvard University, James Laughlin met Ezra Pound in Rapallo, Italy, and was invited to attend the “Ezuversity”—Pound’s term for the private tutoring he gave Laughlin over meals, on hikes, or whenever the master paused in his labors.

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Cloistered in a remote Kentucky monastery, Thomas Merton struggled as a young man to reconcile his preferred contemplative life and his public passion for writing. Here is the remarkable development of Thomas Merton monk, poet, and social critic as documented in nearly 30 years' of correspondence with his mentor and publisher, James Laughlin.

Thomas Merton must have seemed an unlikely candidate for best-selling author. Cloistered in a remote Kentucky monastery, Merton struggled as a young man to reconcile his intrinsic desire to write with his chosen life as a Trappist monk.

James Laughlin encountered Merton's work early, when it was still firmly rooted in religious theme and form.

Thomas Merton: that bohemian and poet and extreme sensualist, lover of jazz, prolific man, traveler of the new idea. A 20th-century prophet and mystic. Not. Lexington, Kentucky: Stamperia del Santuccio, Octavo. Bound in original brown paper covered boards, with printed paper label to the spine.

In very good printed paper dust jacket. x, 21, xiv pp. Minor rubbing to the foot of the spine, some light foxing to the front and rear blanks limited mostly to the pastedowns, else clean and bright; sewing is a little loose between some.

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THOMAS MERTON & JAMES LAUGHLIN: Merton, Thomas, James Laughlin; Edited by David D. Cooper: These selected letters document the remarkable literary and personal relationship between Merton and Laughlin.

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