By Thomas Merton,Ernesto Cardenal,Jessie Sandoval,Robert Hass
The letters during this ebook, written among Merton and Cardenal from 1959-1968, supply us interesting insights into the early religious and political awakenings of eventual Sandinista and exponent of liberation theology Ernesto Cardenal, who used to be 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 scholar, years clear of turning into the across the world popular poet-statesman and Nicaraguan Minister of tradition. the following we see the poet and monk Thomas Merton as a sensible, sufferer, and occasionally even humbled mentor, through the years whilst he was once nonetheless shaping and amassing the uncooked fabrics for such writings as: “The approach of Chuang Tzu”, “Raids at the Unspeakable”, and “Conjectures of a to blame Bystander”.
Merton and Cardenal’s correspondence gives you readers an viewers to conversations among males deeply hooked up through their energetic endeavors towards religious freedom, voracious highbrow appetites, and creative exploration regardless of the cultural ameliorations, language limitations, and geographic distances which divide them.
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From the Monastery to the World: The Letters of Thomas Merton and Ernesto Cardenal by Thomas Merton,Ernesto Cardenal,Jessie Sandoval,Robert Hass