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Reviews of:

When Prophecy Still Had a Voice: The Letters of Thomas Merton and Robert Lax

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01 Biddle (English, Univ. of Vermont, emeritus) collects all 346 known letters between Thomas MertonCraft, Carolyn M. Library Journal 126.1 (January 2001): 114-115.
2001
02 Arthur Biddle's exemplary edition of the letters exchanged between Thomas Merton and his ColumbiaCunningham, Lawrence S. Commonweal 128.14 (17 August 2001): 29.
2001
03 The publication of these 346 letters over thirty years between Thomas Merton and his friendBadaracco, Claire Documentary Editing (September 2001): 57-58.
2001
04Men of LettersThomas Merton and Robert Lax first met as undergraduates at Columbia in the mid-1930s, and they remained closeKostelanetz, Richard Weekly Standard 6.20 (5 February 2001): 35.
 
05A Poet, a monk and a journalistThree new books in the past four years suggest a revival of interest in an all-American trioJones, Arthur National Catholic Reporter 40.43 (8 October 2004): 10A-11A.
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06 Though Thomas Merton died in 1968, the famous spiritual writer and Trappist monkHartnagel, Nancy Tidings 108.29 (20 July 2001): 20.
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07Friends through LettersLetters get written in quiet unguarded moments, when the writer is alone with his thoughts--Smock, Frederick Courier-Journal [Louisville, KY] (16 December 2001): D4.
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08 This book contains 193 letters by Thomas Merton and 153 by Robert Lax,Buchanan, William C. Choice 39.1 (September 2001): 136.
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ANNUAL Those who have read--or attempted to read--A Catch of Anti-Letters, the collection of 66 lettersO'Connell, Patrick F. Merton Annual 14: 244-251.
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SEASONALMatchless Friendship, Matchless CandorThere is nothing in Thomas Merton's prolific writings, or in his voluminous correspondence with theHarford, James Merton Seasonal 26:1 (Spring 2001): 40-43.
http://merton.org/ITMS/Seasonal/26/26-1HarfordRevBiddle.pdf The Spring 2001 issue, Vol. 26, No.1 included: •Kelly, Jack. "Robert Lax - Coming Home." 3-7. •Lax, Robert. "Peace Poetry." [poem] 7-11. •Biddle, Arthur W. "The Friendship of Robert Lax and Thomas Merton." 12-13. •Packard, William. "Poem for Bob Lax." [poem] 14. •Higgins, Michael W. "Writing for Writing's Sake: An Interview with Paul Spaeth." 15-19. •Eliou, Niko. "Four Poems for Robert Lax." [poem] 20. •Beer, John. "Likes and Motorbikes." 21. •Cornell, Tom. "A Winter with Bob Lax." 21-22. •Emery, Judith. "An Extraordinary Consistency." 22-23. •Harford, Jennifer. "Learning to Re-Lax." 24-25. •Hart, Patrick, OCSO. "First and Lasting Impressions." 25-26. •Knight, Jim. "In Good Company." 26-27. •Kostelanetz, Richard. "Writing a Spiritual Life." 27-29. •McGregor, Michael. "After the Circus Goes By." 29-30. •Mott, Michael. "Meetings and Messages." 30-31. •Nienkirchen, Charles. "Visiting a Desert Father." 31-32. •Davis, Jim. "Lax in Stuttgart." [poem] 32-36. •Georgiou, S. T. "Reading Lax: A Brief Overview of Literature By and About Robert Lax." 37-39. •Harford, James. "Matchless Friendship, Matchless Candor." Rev. of When Prophecy Still Had a Voice: The Letters of Thomas Merton and Robert Lax edited by Arthur W. Biddle. 40-43. •Doriot, Jeanne, SP. "Journals Beget Journals." Rev. of Patmos Journal: In Search of Thomas Merton with Robert Lax by Patrick Hart, OCSO and Israel Journal: A Trappist Pilgrim in the Holy Land by Patrick Hart, OCSO. 44-45. The Summer 2001 issue, Vol. 26, No.2 included: •Merton, Thomas. “Guide to Blake: An Uncollected Early Review.” 3. •Collins, Roger. “Fronting up to the American Public: Owen Merton’s Exhibitions in the United States.” 4-12. •Spencer, Thomas T. “‘Tom’s Guardian Angels’: Merton's Franciscan Mentors.” 17-22. •McDonnell, Chris. “Two Poems from ‘Pieces of a Broken Jar’.” [poem] 23-24. •Phillips, Paschal, OCSO. "Merton as Forester - The Results.” 25-26. •Finley, James. “Emptiness as Fulfillment.” Rev. of Journeys into Emptiness: Dogen, Merton, Jung and the Quest for Transformation by Robert Jingen Gunn. 27-30. •Adams, Daniel J. “The Man in the Machine.” Rev. of The Merton Annual 13 (2000). 31-34. •Fogarty, Thomas. “Report from the Guesthouse.” Rev. of Making a Heart for God: A Week Inside a Catholic Monastery by Dianne Aprile. 35-36. The Fall 2001 issue, Vol. 26, No.3 included: •Bochen, Christine M. “‘Mercy within Mercy within Mercy’: Presidential Address – ITMS Seventh General Meeting June 7, 2001.” 3-8. •Webster, Ronald. “Airflight.” [poem] 9. •O’Hare, Padraic. “Merton and Masterpiece Making.” 10-17. •Cooper, Jeffrey. “Adam’s Stranger Panic.” 18. •King, John E. “A Small Window on a Complex Life: Notes of Thomas Merton to Marice Gaither.” 19-23. •Power-Shickler, Jon. “‘Let Me be Quite Succinct’: A Concise Merton Anthology.” Rev. of Thomas Merton: Essential Writings selected with an introduction by Christine M. Bochen. 24-26. •Koch, William. “Remastering a Master.” Rev. of Thomas Merton Tapes: “Irish Mysticism”; “De Conversione” (two tapes); “Chinese Thought and the Chinese Symbol of Chung”; “The Jesus Prayer”. 27-28. •Stoodley, Barbara Cliff. “Graceful Explorations.” Rev. of Circling to the Center: One Woman’s Encounter with Silent Prayer by Susan M. Tiberghien. 29-31. The Winter 2001 issue, Vol. 26, No.4 included: •Bear, Virginia. “Pilgrimage to Prades.” 3-7. •Garrison, Peggy. “Two Poems after Robert Lax.” [poem] 8. •Harford, James. “Ed Rice: A Remembrance.” 9-13. •Correa-Díaz, Luis. “Bilingual Poem for Merton.” The Merton Seasonal 26.4 (Winter 2001): 14. •Belcastro, David Joseph. “The Ascent to Truth: A Fifty-Year Retrospective.” 15-21. •Sunderman, Marilyn, RSM. “Artful Prayer/Prayerful Art.” Rev. of Dialogues with Silence: Prayers and Drawings by Thomas Merton, edited by Jonathan Montaldo. 23-24. •Thurston, Bonnie. “Listening Deeply, Living Deeply.” Rev. of Thomas Merton and Thich Nhat Hanh: Engaged Spirituality in an Age of Globalization by Robert H. King. 25-27. •Russo, Tony. “A Compelling, Fearless, Outrageous Voice.” Rev. of Gethsemani Homilies by Matthew Kelty, OCSO. 28-30. http://merton.org/ITMS/Seasonal/26/26-1HarfordRevBiddle.pdf
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