An online conversational exchange between authors Paul Elie and Pankaj Mishra. Elie discusses Merton's alienation from society and his own need to connect with Catholic intellectual role models upon arriving in New York.
From Emory University, this site includes a facsimile of the original hand-written diary of Thomas Merton's Journal #10, the transcribed text for each entry — all of which can be searched.
An exhibition sponsored by The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill featuring the papers of Walker Percy.
Elie is senior editor at Farrar, Straus and Giroux and author of The Life You Save May Be Your Own: An American Pilgrimage.