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The Resource The letters of Robert Giroux and Thomas Merton, edited and annotated by Patrick Samway, S.J

The letters of Robert Giroux and Thomas Merton, edited and annotated by Patrick Samway, S.J

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The letters of Robert Giroux and Thomas Merton
Title
The letters of Robert Giroux and Thomas Merton
Statement of responsibility
edited and annotated by Patrick Samway, S.J
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Editor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the time they first met as undergraduates at Columbia College in New York City in the mid-1930s, the noted editor Robert Giroux (1914-2008) and the Trappist monk and writer Thomas Merton (1915-1968) became friends. The Letters of Robert Giroux and Thomas Merton capture their personal and professional relationship, extending from the time of the publication of Merton's 1948 best-selling spiritual autobiography, The Seven Storey Mountain, until a few months before Merton's untimely death in December 1968. As editor-in-chief at Harcourt, Brace & Company and then at Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Giroux not only edited twenty-six of Merton's books but served as an adviser to Merton as he dealt with unexpected problems with his religious superiors at the Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani in Kentucky, as well as those in France and Italy. These letters, arranged chronologically, offer invaluable insights into the publishing process that brought some of Merton's most important writings to his readers. Patrick Samway, S.J., had unparalleled access not only to the materials assembled here but to Giroux's unpublished talks about Merton, which he uses to his advantage, especially in his beautifully crafted introduction that interweaves the stories of both men with a chronicle of their personal and collaborative relationship. The result is a rich and rewarding volume, which shows how Giroux helped Merton to become one of the greatest spiritual writers of the twentieth century"--
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Giroux, Robert
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Samway, Patrick H.
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  • Merton, Thomas
  • Giroux, Robert
  • Giroux, Robert
  • Merton, Thomas
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • RELIGION
Label
The letters of Robert Giroux and Thomas Merton, edited and annotated by Patrick Samway, S.J
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Jonathan Montaldo -- Notes on the text -- Introduction -- Letters of Robert Giroux and Thomas Merton -- Epilogue -- Appendix: a chronological listing of the books of Thomas Merton for which Robert Giroux served as general editor
Control code
ocn918993014
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780268092887
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvpgm504
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)918993014
Label
The letters of Robert Giroux and Thomas Merton, edited and annotated by Patrick Samway, S.J
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Jonathan Montaldo -- Notes on the text -- Introduction -- Letters of Robert Giroux and Thomas Merton -- Epilogue -- Appendix: a chronological listing of the books of Thomas Merton for which Robert Giroux served as general editor
Control code
ocn918993014
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780268092887
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvpgm504
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)918993014

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