Newsletter   Secure Checkout   View Cart (0 items)  
Search:    Welcome Guest! Save up to 30-40% on most items with our awesome everyday discounts!

Raids on the Unspeakable [Paperback]

By Thomas Merton (Author)
Our Price $ 11.86  
Retail Value $ 16.95  
You Save $ 5.09  (30%)  
Item Number 140559  
Buy New $11.86
Available on the Internet only.

New Directions Paperbook - Full Series Preview
Image Title Price Stock Qty Add To Cart
  Raids on the Unspeakable   $ 11.86   In Stock  
  Zen and the Birds of Appetite   $ 9.76   In Stock  

Item description for Raids on the Unspeakable by Thomas Merton...

Essays, meditations, parables, and verse offer insights into the absurdities and disorders of the modern world, the human crisis, and the benefits of Christian hope

Publishers Description
Here this concern finds expression in poetic irony and in meditations intentionally dour. In these brief, challenging pieces, Father Merton does not offer consolation or easy remedies. He looks candidly and without illusions at the world of his time. Though he sees dark horizons, his ultimate answer is one of Christian hope. To vary the perspective, he writes in many forms, using parable and myth, the essay and the meditation, satire and manifesto, prose poetry and even adaptations from a medieval Arab mystic (Ibn Abbad) to humanize and dramatic his philosophical themes. The themes of Raids on the Unspeakable are as old as the myths of Prometheus and Atlas, and as timely as the human evils of today. They range from the "Message" written for an international congress of poets to the beautiful yet disturbing Christmas meditation, "The Time of the End Is the Time of No Room." And there are essays inspired by the world of three significant contemporary writers: Flannery O'Connor, the French novelist Julien Green, and the playwright Eugene Ionesco. A number of Father Merton's own drawings are also included in the book--not as "illustrations," but as "signatures" or: "abstract writings," which stand in their own right as another personal statement.

Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at!

Item Specifications...

Studio: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Pages   1
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.28" Width: 5" Height: 0.53"
Weight:   0.4 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jun 1, 1966
Publisher   New Directions Publishing Corporation
ISBN  0811201015  
ISBN13  9780811201018  

Availability  1 units.
Availability accurate as of Nov 19, 2017 03:48.
Usually ships within one to two business days from La Vergne, TN.
Orders shipping to an address other than a confirmed Credit Card / Paypal Billing address may incur and additional processing delay.

More About Thomas Merton

Thomas Merton Thomas Merton (1915-1968) was a Trappist monk, spiritual director, political activist, social critic, and one of the most-read spiritual writers of the twentieth century. He is the author of many books, including The Seven Storey Mountain.

Thomas Merton was born in 1915 and died in 1968.

Thomas Merton has published or released items in the following series...
  1. By Thomas Merton
  2. Harvest/HBJ Book
  3. Image Classic
  4. Journals of Thomas Merton
  5. Modern Library Classics (Paperback)
  6. Monastic Wisdom
  7. New Directions Books
  8. New Directions Classics
  9. New Directions Paparback
  10. New Directions Paperbook

Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.

Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > Essays > General
2Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > Essays
3Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > General
4Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > World Literature > British > 20th Century
5Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Authors, A-Z > ( M ) > Merton, Thomas > General
6Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Authors, A-Z > ( M ) > Merton, Thomas > Paperback
7Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Catholicism > Inspirational

Christian Product Categories
Books > General Interest > Literature & The Arts > Essays & Memoirs

Similar Products

Reviews - What do customers think about Raids on the Unspeakable?

Best book I ever read!  Dec 31, 2001
This was Merton's favorite book (of his own writing), and my favorite book as well. He was a scholar and a poet, and his essays reflect that: he does not write down to his audience. Merton was that great rarity: an existential mystic. He had incredible insights; his writing had a profound influence on ME. These essays are meant to be disturbing. Written in the Sixties, they are as meaningful today as then.
Essential to the Christian Contemplative  Jun 22, 2000
Merton is regarded as one of the few prophets of the 2oth century by the Catholic Church, and Raids makes it clear why. A series of essays and drawings, Raids on the Unspeakable provides valuable insight into the cultural phenomenon known as the 60s. While some of Mertons essays are hard to understnad, on a whole the book is well written and provides interesting philosophies on life. Merton's prophecies also seem to deal wiht many present day problems. Some highlights of the boke are Rain and the Rhinoceros', and Meditations in the Memory of Adolf Eichelman.

Write your own review about Raids on the Unspeakable

Ask A Question or Provide Feedback regarding Raids on the Unspeakable

Item Feedback and Product Questions
For immediate assistance call 888.395.0572 during the hours of 10am thru 8pm EST Monday thru Friday and a customer care representative will be happy to help you!

Help us continuously improve our service by reporting your feedback or questions below:

I have a question regarding this product
The information above is incorrect or conflicting
The page has misspellings or incorrect grammar
The page did not load correctly in my browser or created an error.

Email Address:
Anti Spam Question. To combat spammers we require that you answer a simple question.
What color is the sky?
Leave This Blank :
Do Not Change This Text :

Add This Product Widget To Your Website

Looking to add this information to your own website? Then use our Product Widget to allow you to display product information in a frame that is 120 pixels wide by 240 pixels high.

    Copy and paste the following HTML into your website and enjoy!

Order toll-free weekdays 10am thru 10pm EST by phone: 1-888-395-0572 (Lines are closed on holidays & weekends.)
Customer Service | My Account | Track My Orders | Return Policy | Request Free Catalog | Email Newsletter

Gift Certificates
RSS Feeds
About Us
Contact Us
Terms Of Use
Privacy Policy