Raids on the Unspeakable by Thomas Merton

By Thomas Merton

Right here this predicament unearths expression in poetic irony and in meditations deliberately dour.

In those short, hard items, Father Merton doesn't supply comfort or effortless treatments. He appears candidly and with out illusions on the global of his time. although he sees darkish horizons, his final solution is one among Christian wish. to alter the point of view, he writes in lots of types, utilizing parable and fable, the essay and the meditation, satire and manifesto, prose poetry or even variations from a medieval Arab mystic (Ibn Abbad) to humanize and dramatic his philosophical themes.

The topics of Raids at the Unspeakable are as outdated because the myths of Prometheus and Atlas, and as well timed because the human evils of this present day. they vary from the "Message" written for a world congress of poets to the attractive but demanding Christmas meditation, "The Time of the tip Is the Time of No Room." And there are essays encouraged by way of the realm of 3 major modern writers: Flannery O'Connor, the French novelist Julien eco-friendly, and the playwright Eugene Ionesco. a few Father Merton's personal drawings also are incorporated within the book—not as "illustrations," yet as "signatures" or :"abstract writings," which stand of their personal correct as one other own assertion.

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