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Reviews of:

The Literary Essays of Thomas Merton

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01The Literary Essays of Thomas MertonThomas Merton burst upon the American literary scene in 1948 with his best-selling Seven StoreyKramer, Dewey Weiss Christianity and Literature 34.3 (Spring 1983): 73-75. Dewey Weiss Kramer
1986
02The Literary essays of Thomas MertonWith the publication of this hefty volume the Merton shelf grows yet longer. For those readers whoCunningham, Lawrence S. Horizons 9 (Fall 1982): 409-410. Lawrence S. Cunningham
1982
03Merton, ThomasThis voluminous collection reveals Merton's considerable talent as a versatile and very competentCraft, Carolyn M. Library Journal 106 (15 December 1981): 2395. Carolyn M. Craft
1981
04The Literary Essays of Thomas Mertonthe hefty volume of six hundred tightly-packed pages contains nearly all of Fr. Thomas Merton'sMariani, Paul American Book Review 5 (November-December 1982): 14-15. Paul Mariani
1982
05Last TestamentOf all the posthumous collections of Thomas Merton's writing which have been published so far, noneAllchin, A. M. (Arthur Macdonald) Church Times [London] (2 July 1982): 4. A.M. Allchin
1982
06A Five-Star Banquet: The Literary Essays of Thomas mertonOne can hardly begin to list the fare available in this wonderful eclectic Merton feast! Truly,Weber, Richard [Columban], OCSO Cistercian Studies 18.1 (1983): 82-86. Columban Weber
1983
07Blinded by the DivineI didn't know where to begin delving into this generous compendium but thought the essay "Poetry,Congdon, Kirby Contact 2 (February 1987): 42-43. Kirby Congdon
1987
08The Literary Essays of Thomas MertonTo Thomas Merton, the writer's vocation -- whether creative or critical -- is a high calling. So, heHall, Wade Courier Journal (11 April 1982): D5. Wade Hall
1982
09Book ReviewIn his Introduction to Thomas Merton's literary essays, Brother Patrick Hard informs us that sinceScambray, Kenneth Italo Americano [Sun Valley CA] (3 March 1987): 16. Kenneth Scambray
1987
10Nonfiction in Brief"All innocence is a matter of belief," Thomas Merton said. "For the poet there is not magic. ThereBruckner, D.J.R. New York Times Book Review 87 (23 May 1982): 15. D.J.R. Bruckner
1982
11A Man to Match His 'Mountain'These two new Thomas Merton titles provide fascinating insights into the development of theMichaels, Paul Review [Sacramento] (1 September 1985): 8. Paul Michaels
1985
12Truth-telling"There was in Milton a radical tension between his own psychology, his heart, his character asCumming, John Tablet [London] 236 (1 May 1982): 431-432. John Cumming
1982
13Merton, ThomasThis is a collection of all 53 of Merton's literary and critical essays. Written for the most part  Theology Digest 30 (Summer 1982): 182.
1982
14Pilgrimage to CompassionThe contemporary spate of "spirituality" books which continue the vogue in booktrade houses seemsKilcourse, George A. Commonweal 110 (18 November 1983): 634-637.
1983
SEASONALSophianic CriticismBrother Patrick Hart's edition of Merton's literary essays was a welcome addition to MertonianaCunningham, Lawrence S. Merton Seasonal 10:4 (Fall 1985): 18-20.
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1985