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By Thomas Merton,Ernesto Cardenal,Jessie Sandoval,Robert Hass

Thomas Merton and Ernesto Cardenal have been either poets and clergymen, entirely devoted to a lifetime of religious contemplation which was once by no means faraway from the gritty paintings that make them chance lifestyles and recognition in an effort to elevate all over the world cognizance relating problems with social justice and the abuse of human rights. From the Monastery to the World collects the full correspondence among those non secular males and committed activists, translated into English for the 1st time.

The letters during this publication, written among Merton and Cardenal from 1959-1968, provide us interesting insights into the early non secular and political awakenings of eventual Sandinista and exponent of liberation theology Ernesto Cardenal, who was once then a amateur leaving the Trappist Monastery in Kentucky the place he first met Merton. whereas making the lengthy journey domestic to Nicaragua to construct a utopian artist’s commune at the Island of Solentiname, Cardenal rubs elbows with a few of Latin America’s maximum writers and artists of that point.

In From the Monastery to the World, Cardenal remains to be a hungry student, years clear of changing into the across the world well known poet-statesman and Nicaraguan Minister of tradition. right here we see the poet and monk Thomas Merton as a sensible, sufferer, and infrequently even humbled mentor, in the course of the years whilst he was once nonetheless shaping and gathering the uncooked fabrics for such writings as: “The manner of Chuang Tzu”, “Raids at the Unspeakable”, and “Conjectures of a responsible Bystander”.

Merton and Cardenal’s correspondence can provide readers an viewers to conversations among males deeply attached via their lively endeavors towards non secular freedom, voracious highbrow appetites, and creative exploration regardless of the cultural transformations, language boundaries, and geographic distances which divide them.

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