Showing posts from May, 2019

Mary K Edwards on Melville and the whaleship Charles W. Morgan

Mary K. Edwards , Melville scholar & sailor, speaks about her sailing adventures aboard the Charles W. Morgan, an 1841 whaleship, and what she learned about Herman Melville along the way.  Part of the 200 year anniversary celebration of Melville which includes a marathon reading of  Moby Dick  in Sag Harbor the weekend of June 7-9 recorded in May 2019 at Canios Books in Sag Harbor listen here  More about the whaleship  Charles W. Morgan is at More about the marathon reading of Moby Dick on June 7 to 9 is here

Thomas Petriano: The Environmental Vision of Thomas Merton

"Why Worry about the birds? - The Environmental Vision of Thomas Merton" a talk about the Trappist monk by religious studies Professor Thomas Petriano,   Professor Petriano teaches at St. Josephs College in Patchogue. He was recorded at Canios Books in Sag harbor in January 2019. He was introduced by Maryann Calendrille of Canios. Listen here :  Thomas Merton’s autobiography “The Seven Story Mountain” was published by Harcourt Brace in 1948.   The title refers to the mountain of Purgatory in Dante's The Divine Comedy. Merton left a vast collection of poetry and journal writings . The Other Side of the Mountain: The End of the Journey ; chronicles the last two years of Merton's life, during the political and social upheaval of the  Vietnam War  era.