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By F. Douglas Scutchfield,Paul Evans Jr. Holbrook,Paul M. Pearson

Poet, social justice suggest, and theologian Thomas Merton (1915--1968) is arguably the main influential American Catholic writer of the 20th century. In his brief lifetime, he penned over seventy books and maintained a brisk correspondence with colleagues worldwide. despite the fact that, many Merton students and lovers stay blind to the numerous physique of letters that have been exchanged among the Trappist monk and Victor and Carolyn Hammer.

Unable to go away his domestic on the Abbey of Gethsemani other than on designated events, Merton built a distinct friendship with this couple from within reach Lexington, Kentucky. Carolyn, who provided Merton with the various books he required for his writing and educating, was once a founding father of the King Library Press on the college of Kentucky. Victor was once an complete painter, sculptor, printer, and architect. The friendship and collaborations among Merton and the Hammers display their shared curiosity within the convergence of artwork, literature, and spirituality.

In this quantity, editors F. Douglas Scutchfield and Paul Evans Holbrook Jr. have amassed the trio's entire correspondence for the 1st time. Their letters, prepared chronologically, vividly display a blossoming highbrow camaraderie and supply a different chance to appreciate Merton's evolving philosophies. every now and then funny, frequently profound, the letters during this quantity make clear a unprecedented friendship and supply new insights into the inventive mind of Thomas Merton.

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