Escape of the Leopard

Escape of the Leopard

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  • Hardback | 73 pages
  • 139.7 x 205.74 x 15.24mm | 385.55g
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P
  • United States
  • 0151290504
  • 9780151290505

Review Text

This is the third poetry collection of a former Hindu monk turned Catholic. As might be expected, the content is theological in the broad sense: the meaning of life, of death, advocacy of a stoical acceptance of the world as the way to inner peace (iron bars do not a prison make). Unfortunately, he is no Thomas Merton, and it is rare that his style matches his aspirations; as it slips from doggerel ("Cockroach from the kitchen sink,/ As you scuttle for the wall/ Should you stir yourself to think") to melodrama ("I have the better bargain, after all:/ You have the body, but I have the soul") with unpriestly abandon. A not-so-interesting failure. (Kirkus Reviews)
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