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The Resource The courage for truth : the letters of Thomas Merton to writers, by Thomas Merton ; selected and edited by Christine M. Bochen

The courage for truth : the letters of Thomas Merton to writers, by Thomas Merton ; selected and edited by Christine M. Bochen

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The courage for truth : the letters of Thomas Merton to writers
Title
The courage for truth
Title remainder
the letters of Thomas Merton to writers
Statement of responsibility
by Thomas Merton ; selected and edited by Christine M. Bochen
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Language
eng
Summary
From 1948 (when he first wrote to Evelyn Waugh, who was editing The Seven Storey Mountain for publication in England) until his death in 1968, Thomas Merton corresponded with writers around the world, developing an ever-widening circle of friends in Europe, the Soviet Union, South and North America. Merton wrote, and heard from, many prominent writers of the stature of Waugh, Jacques Maritain, Czeslaw Milosz, Boris Pasternak, James Baldwin, Walker Percy, Henry Miller, and Victoria Ocampo. He also corresponded with and encouraged newer writers in Latin America, like Ernesto Cardenal. Merton sensed in these writers a hope for the future of humanity and believed that the courage for truth was their special gift. Writing to Jose Coronel Urtecho, Merton asserted that poets "remain almost the only ones who have anything to say ... They have the courage to disbelieve what is shouted with the greatest amount of noise from every loudspeaker." Courage rooted in true freedom is evident in Merton's own life. He shared with his literary friends his concerns about war, violence and repression, racism and injustice, and all forms of human aggression. Forbidden to publish on the subject of war by his superiors, he obeyed but continued to circulate his famous "Cold War Letters." He did not hesitate to criticize his church when he saw there was more concern for the institutional structure than there was for people. Merton especially admired those who had the courage to write under oppression, like Pasternak, Milosz, and Cardenal
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Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
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1915-1968
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Merton, Thomas
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Bochen, Christine M
Series statement
The Thomas Merton letters series
Series volume
4
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  • Authorship
  • Ethics in literature
  • Truth in literature
  • Poets, American
  • Merton, Thomas
Label
The courage for truth : the letters of Thomas Merton to writers, by Thomas Merton ; selected and edited by Christine M. Bochen
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Publication
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Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Evelyn Waugh -- Postscript: Paul A. Doyle -- Jacques Maritain -- Czeslaw Milosz -- Boris Pasternak -- Postscript: Aleksei Surkov and Helen Wolff -- Ernesto Cardenal -- Alceu Amoroso Lima -- Esther de Caćeres -- Napolean Chow -- Jose Ćoronel Urtecho -- alfonso Corteś -- Pablo Antonia Cuadra -- Miguel Grinberg -- Hernan Lavin Cerda -- Angel Martińez -- Victoria Ocampo -- Nicanor Parra -- Margaret Randall -- Ludovico Silva -- Rafael Squirru -- Alejandro Vignati -- Cintio Vitier -- Postscript: Stefan Baciu -- James Baldwin -- Cid Corman -- Guy Davenport -- Clayton Eshleman -- Lawrence Ferlinghetti -- Julien Green -- Henry Miller -- Walker Percy -- Jonathan Williams -- William Carlos Williams -- Louis Zukofsky
Control code
26801123
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 314 pages
Isbn
9780374130558
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1535599
Label
The courage for truth : the letters of Thomas Merton to writers, by Thomas Merton ; selected and edited by Christine M. Bochen
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Evelyn Waugh -- Postscript: Paul A. Doyle -- Jacques Maritain -- Czeslaw Milosz -- Boris Pasternak -- Postscript: Aleksei Surkov and Helen Wolff -- Ernesto Cardenal -- Alceu Amoroso Lima -- Esther de Caćeres -- Napolean Chow -- Jose Ćoronel Urtecho -- alfonso Corteś -- Pablo Antonia Cuadra -- Miguel Grinberg -- Hernan Lavin Cerda -- Angel Martińez -- Victoria Ocampo -- Nicanor Parra -- Margaret Randall -- Ludovico Silva -- Rafael Squirru -- Alejandro Vignati -- Cintio Vitier -- Postscript: Stefan Baciu -- James Baldwin -- Cid Corman -- Guy Davenport -- Clayton Eshleman -- Lawrence Ferlinghetti -- Julien Green -- Henry Miller -- Walker Percy -- Jonathan Williams -- William Carlos Williams -- Louis Zukofsky
Control code
26801123
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 314 pages
Isbn
9780374130558
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1535599

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