Thomas Merton Center

Audio and Video Recordings:

Seeing the world in a grain of sand : Thomas Merton on poetry; introduced by Michael W. Higgins

Author:  Merton, Thomas

Date:  2013

Imprint:  [Rockville, Md.] : Now You Know Media, c2013

Decription:  7 sound discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in

Format:  Audio - CD.  Lecture

Call Number: Oversize+ CD-0071 

Number of copies:  2

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Notes:  Taken from Merton Archive CD's in the 129 to 147 range (not all tracks). "Thomas Merton was a profound mystic, a celebrated writer, and an exceptional teacher. This set, available for the first time ever, collects his enlightening lectures on poetry. After relinquishing his life as a budding academic to become a Trappist monk, he continued to write and teach about literature while at the Abbey of Gethsemani. Under his guidance, you will look at poets like William Blake, Gerard Manley Hopkins, W. H. Auden, T. S. Eliot, Charles Peguy, and Emily Dickinson." -- Container / Disc 1. Introduction by Dr. Michael W. Higgins -- Art and Poetry. Disc 2. Lyric Poetry -- Charles Peguy -- Poetry and Theological Wisdom. Disc 3. The Essential Role of Symbolism -- Love Poetry. Disc 4. Expressions of Suffering -- Expressions of Spiritual Experience. Disc 5. Our Fellowship with Nature -- The Poet's Experience of Life -- Revelation as Dialogue. Disc 6. A Closer Look at the Work of William Blake -- Simone Weil. Disc 7. Literal vs. Symbolic -- Liturgy and Poetry -- Prose and Poetry on the Passion. Disc 8. Gerard Manley Hopkins.