The Thomas Merton Center at Bellarmine University



Reviews of:

The Strange Islands

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01Babel TheoryThomas Merton's new book of poems is dull, daunted and reminiscent of Eliot. These three qualitiesLogan, John Commonweal 66 (5 July 1957): 357-358. John Logan
1957
02Thomas Merton as PoetThe popularity of Thomas Merton's autobiographical and contemplative prose works has resulted inHabich, William Courier-Journal [Louisville] (21 April 1957).William Habich
1957
03Urbanity and GraceThe third book of poems by Howard Moss is an extremely accomplished collection. The poems differ inMerwin, W.S. New York Times Book Review (26 May 1957): 28. W.S. Merwin
1957
04Sacred and SecularThe Strange Islands is Thomas Merton's first collection of new poems in eight years. The prodigiousJustice, Donald Poetry 91 (October 1957): 41-44. Donald Justice
1957
05A Fair SamplingPoetry is being written among us as never before, and of a high degree of refinement and professionaBeach, Joseph W. Prairie Schooner 31 (Fall 1957): 171-181. Joseph W. Beach
1957
06A New MannerPoetry is being written among us as never before, and of a high degree of refinement andLentfoehr, Therese, SDS Renascence 10 (Summer 1958): 214-218. Therese Lentfoehr, SDS
1958
07Sincerity and the MusePoetry is being written among us as never before, and of a high degree of refinement andHall, Donald Saturday Review 40 (6 July 1957): 29. Donald Hall
1957
08On What Strange Islands?Poetry is being written among us as never before, and of a high degree of refinement andMcDonnell, Thomas P. Spirit 24 (July 1957): 85-87. Thomas P. McDonnell
1957
09The River is Always the Same RiverIn Collected Poems, Joyce's Chamber Music, Pomes Penyeach, and Ecce Puer are made available at aNapier, John T. Voices 165 (January-April 1958): 35-37. John T. Napier
1958
10In the Presence of AnthologiesFrom the beginning, Thomas Merton's verse has presented many difficulties; these result not so muchDickey, James Sewanee Review 66.2 (Spring 1958): 304-305. James Dickey
1958
11Singers for the Summer MonthsToo often the Muse, with bright but vainly beating wings, flutters around our book columns, seekingMorgan, Edwin G. America 97 (13 July 1957): 408.
1957