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Merton's Correspondence with:

Roger Hubank

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Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1958
Volume: 1 item(s); 4 pg(s)

Scope and Content

There are no original letters in this file. One transcript of a letter from Thomas Merton to Roger Hubank was published in The Merton Journal (Advent 1998), Volume 5, Number 2, pp. 3-9. The article includes and introduction by Paul Pearson and by Roger Hubank.


Roger Hubank was a student at Cambridge University, where Merton spent his first year of college. He is a Catholic who asks about the relationship of Catholic authority and censorship in relation to authors, especially Catholic authors. He also questions some of Merton's criticism of D.H. Lawrence in Elected Silence and The Sign of Jonas.

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1. 1958/08/18 transcript from Merton Your very good letter has reached me, and touched me. I want to thank you for it and, even though explanation of his "convert docility" - too readily accepting Catholic prejudices that did not really have anything to do with the faith - too many condemnations in The Seven Storey Mountain / Merton's thoughts on D.H. Lawrence, Graham Greene, Evelyn Waugh, James Joyce, E.M. Forster, Dos Passos, Hemingway, Dostoevsky / Fr. Goldbrunner's Holiness and Wholeness? - Jung «detailed view»

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