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Superbundantly Alive

Thomas Merton's Dance with the Feminine

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Superabundantly Alive: Thomas Merton’s Dance with the Feminine is a unique, unified, multi-genre work that includes dialogue, imaginary letters, poems, and reflective essays by two estab­lished Canadian poets. Taking cues from Merton himself, Susan and John establish a playful, jazzy, dialogic tone — superabundantly alive. This book invites participation for those who already know Merton’s work and for those who are meeting this whole and broken, prophetic, whimsical, para­doxical prophet and visionary for the first time.  Robert Lax once described Merton’s poetry and the man himself as “superabundantly alive.” McCaslin and Porter prove the truth of this description in their enchanting account of the writ­er-mystic who now comes into his second cen­tury of stature and significance, in the words of Boris Pasternak, “[a]live and burning to the end.

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