Thomas Merton: Hermit at the Heart of Things
Number of pages: 216
Thomas Merton remains one of the most significant figures of our time, even forty years after his death. In a series of ten literary portraits, J.S. Porter offers the reader ten different ways to approach Merton:
- the contemplative activist
- the journal keeper
- the metaphor-maker
- the tone-setter
- the letter writer
- the intellectual
- the poet
- the translator
- the dreamer
- the lover
Porter includes a brief biography of Merton, a top-ten list of books by Merton and a top-ten list of books about Merton.
Thomas Merton: Hermit at the Heart of Things is a major addition to our understanding of Merton; it will intrigue those versed in Merton lore and fascinate those who may be meeting Merton for the first time in this engaging work.
J.S. Porter is a poet and reader. He is also the author of The Thomas Merton Poems (Moonstone) and Spirit Book Word: An Inquiry into Literature and Spirituality (Novalis), and a contributor to The Literary Review of Canada and The Globe and Mail.
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