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SUMMARY ¿ Striving Towards Being The Letters of Thomas Merton and Czeslaw Milosz SUMMARY ✓ AKUENTAJUI.CO ↠ Thomas Merton In 1958 Thomas Merton wrote an admiring letter to Czeslaw Milosz about his seminal work The Captive Mind Milosz replied and thus began an animated correspondence which lasted until Merton's death in 1968 During this highly productive decade Merton continued a Trappist to write about nonviolence a. There is a strange combination of exhilaration and disappointment when two of one s heroes conduct a correspondence Will the veil of the temple be rent Will a breakthrough resulting from the greatness of the individuals involved result in new modes of thought Well yes and no Thomas Merton was a French born Trappist monk who wrote books of poetry religion and assorted other subjects Czeslaw Milosz on the other hand was a Lithuanian born poet who lived much of his life in Poland before coming to the United States to teach at Berkeley He is a Nobel Prize winner in my opinion Merton should also have been so honoredBoth men were Catholics Milosz in an anguished and alienated Eastern European sense and Merton having bought the farm so to speak on an eternal pendulum between the institution of Catholicism and its occasional banality Yet both writers come alive particularly in the earlier letters Here is Merton writing some words about his belief in God that would never receive an imprimatur from a Catholic censorhis is the thing that finally hit me My darkness was very tolerable when it was only dark night something spiritually approved But it is rapidly becoming exterior darkness A nothingness in oneself into which one is pressed down further and further until one is inferior to the whole human race and hates the inferiority Yet clings to it as the only thing one has Then the problem is that perhaps here in this nothingness is infinite preciousness the presence of the God Who is not an answer the God of Job to Whom we must be faithful above all beyond all But the terrible thing is that He is not known to others is incommunicableHere in one paragraph is my own religious credo which I have never seen better expressed Toward the end of the correspondence the two drifted further apart with Merton hectoring Milosz for unpublished poems from Polish poets to appear in one of the many journals with which he was associatedMilosz writes from a different point a view as a man who has learned to distrust ideologies because he lived where they were so freuently manipulated One disagreement between the two was over the issue of peace movements Merton was very involved while Milosz hung backAs to the efficacy of calls for peace picketing etc they probably rather increase the danger as I said 1 by exasperation and polarization of opinion into two hostile camps which is a boon for rightwing radicals 2 by a possible miscalculation over there in the Kremlin a possibility of making one step too far in the blackmailThe letters span a ten year period during the Cold War between 1958 and 1968 when Thomas Merton died of a heart attack in Bangkok while conferring with Asian religious leaders Milosz died in 2004This collection of letters does touch upon greatness at times but it also shows how events such as the Free Speech Movement at Berkeley and Merton s continuing interest in Catholic liturgy affected their friendship During that time they met face to face only twice 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SUMMARY ¿ Striving Towards Being The Letters of Thomas Merton and Czeslaw Milosz SUMMARY ✓ AKUENTAJUI.CO ↠ Thomas Merton The natural world As different as Milosz and Merton were they found common ground in their spiritual search and in a desire to understand the human race A memorial to a great friendship between two of this century's celebrated men of letter Striving Towards Being is a testament to the examined li. A great little book to read if you like either Merton or Milosz It provides a very intimate look into the lives of both men you get to see their minds at work unpolished confused I especially liked following their decade long dialogue about the relationship between religion and art the challenge of leading a pious life as well as a life of active creation It is also very interesting to read Milosz s reaction to the peace movement that he encountered upon moving to Berkeley to teach Polish literature at the University in the mid 1960 s after having lived through hell on earth in nazi occupied Eastern Europe Heroism Begins with Her Inspiring Stories of Bold Brave and Gutsy Women in the US Military found common ground in their spiritual search and in a desire to understand the human race A memorial to a great Buried Mountain Secrets friendship between two of this century's celebrated men of letter Striving Towards Being is a testament to the examined li. A great little book to read if you like either Merton or Milosz It provides a very intimate look into the lives of both men you get to see their minds at work unpolished confused I especially liked Buried Mountain Secrets following their decade long dialogue about the relationship between religion and art the challenge of leading a pious life as well as a life of active creation It is also very interesting to read Milosz s reaction to the peace movement that he encountered upon moving to Berkeley to teach Polish literature at the University in the mid 1960 s after having lived through hell on earth in nazi occupied Eastern Europe

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SUMMARY ¿ Striving Towards Being The Letters of Thomas Merton and Czeslaw Milosz SUMMARY ✓ AKUENTAJUI.CO ↠ Thomas Merton Nd the monastic life Milosz meanwhile was writing influential essays and translating the poetry of Aleksander Wat and Anna Swir In this dynamic correspondence Milosz and Merton differ in their views of the role of Communism share thoughts about the power of literature and contrast their views on. The great thing about reading any correspondence is the opportunity to see a noted figureartist as he really is in unguarded even intimate discourse With this book you get wonderful insight into two great minds Both Merton and Milosz who obviously had great respect and affection for each other voice their big concerns about religion art and society but you also get to hear about their frustrations ambitions and insecurities Milosz s complaints about the amount of television his children watched in the late 50searly 60s is especially amusing Which just goes to show you the things change the they stay the same I m also curious about many of the authors Merton and Milosz discussed Simone Weil Jerzy Andrzejewski and plan to look a few up At times the text slowed and became dense with political discourse but stick with it Milosz s comments about the peace movement in the 60s would be a good prism through which to view the movements going on today Buried Mountain Secrets figureartist as he really is in unguarded even intimate discourse With this book you get wonderful insight into two great minds Both Merton and Milosz who obviously had great respect and affection Buried Mountain Secrets for each other voice their big concerns about religion art and society but you also get to hear about their Buried Mountain Secrets frustrations ambitions and insecurities Milosz s complaints about the amount of television his children watched in the late 50searly 60s is especially amusing Which just goes to show you the things change the they stay the same I m also curious about many of the authors Merton and Milosz discussed Simone Weil Jerzy Andrzejewski and plan to look a The Deranged Cousins or Whatever few up At times the text slowed and became dense with political discourse but stick with it Milosz s comments about the peace movement in the 60s would be a good prism through which to view the movements going on today


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    (Striving Towards Being The Letters of Thomas Merton and Czeslaw Milosz) [Download] é Thomas Merton I went to the library to get Merton's CONJECTURES OF A GUILTY BYSTANDER but then this was on the shelf next to it looking much newer and shorter and optimistic On December 6 1958 Thomas Merton an American monk wrote an earnest and admiring letter to Czeslaw Milosz a Polish poet after reading a book of his and they wrote to each o

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  • Hardcover
  • 177
  • Striving Towards Being The Letters of Thomas Merton and Czeslaw Milosz
  • Thomas Merton
  • English
  • 15 February 2020
  • 9780374271008