Robert Inchausti

Robert Inchausti

Robert Inchausti isProfessor Emeritus of English at California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo. He is the editor of three collec­tions of the work of ThomasMerton and is also the author of five previous books, including The Ignorant Perfection of Ordinary People.

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Thomas Merton, “Honorary Beatnik”

Thomas Merton’s Influence on the Beats by Robert Inchausti, author of Hard to Be a Saint in the City Thomas Merton, “Honorary Beatnik” It’s hard to say exactly when Thomas Merton became an “Honorary Beatnik.” One could chase the association all the way back to...
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Meditation Looks Inward, Poetry Holds Forth | An Excerpt from Hard to Be a Saint in the City

We have excerpted part of the chapter “Meditation Looks Inward, Poetry Holds Forth: Is There a Beat Way of Writing?” from Hard to Be a Saint in the City: The Spiritual Vision of the Beats here. In this book, Robert Inchausti explores the Beat canon to reveal that the movement was at its...
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