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Kathleen Norris (1) (1947–)

Author of The Cloister Walk

For other authors named Kathleen Norris, see the disambiguation page.

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Kathleen Norris is the award-winning author of "Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith"; "The Cloister Walk"; & the forthcoming "The Virgin of Bennington". She lives in South Dakota & Hawaii. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Works by Kathleen Norris

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Mere Christianity (1952) — Foreword, some editions — 26,370 copies
My Ántonia (1918) — Foreword, some editions — 13,662 copies
The Best American Essays of the Century (2000) — Contributor — 782 copies
Watch for the Light: Readings for Advent and Christmas (2004) — Contributor — 763 copies
Cries of the Spirit: A Celebration of Women's Spirituality (2000) — Contributor — 373 copies
Out of the Garden: Women Writers on the Bible (1994) — Contributor — 225 copies
God with Us (2007) — Contributor — 138 copies
Winter: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (1986) — Contributor — 104 copies
Tremor Of Bliss: Contemporary Writers on the Saints (1994) — Contributor — 95 copies
Revelation (Pocket Canon) (1997) — Introduction, some editions — 78 copies
The Best Spiritual Writing 1999 (1999) — Introduction — 69 copies
Sister to Sister (1995) — Contributor — 32 copies
Inheriting the Land: Contemporary Voices from the Midwest (1993) — Contributor — 16 copies
Trappist [1997, Documentary] (1998) — Featured — 7 copies

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Skimmed it as the topic is not as compelling to me although she is a good writer and acedia (spiritual melancholia) and monks are of interest to those held near and dear.
 
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featherbooks | 31 other reviews | May 7, 2024 |
Norris's memoir of her time at Bennington College, where she became engaged with poetry, which led her to New York City, where she encountered many of the groundbreaking poets of the day, including Jim Carroll, Denise Levertov, Gerard Malanga, Erica Jong, James Merrill, James Wright, and Stanley Kunitz.
 
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PendleHillLibrary | 6 other reviews | Jan 17, 2024 |
Why would a married woman with a thoroughly Protestant background and often more doubt than faith be drawn to the ancient practice of monasticism, to a community of celibate men whose days are centered around a rigid schedule of prayer, work, and scripture? This is the question poet Kathleen Norris asks us, somewhat to her own surprise, she found herself on two extended residencies at St John's Abbey in Minnesota. Part record of her time among the Benedictines, part meditation on various aspects of monastic life, The Cloister Walk demonstrates, from the rare perspective of someone who is both an insider and outsider, how immersion in the cloister world, its liturgy, its ritual, its sense of community, can impart meaning to everyday events and deepen our secular lives.… (more)
 
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PendleHillLibrary | 31 other reviews | Nov 2, 2023 |
Blending history, theology, story, etymology, and memoir, Amazing Grace a Vocabulary of Faith is a journey through language to faith, with each word serving as the occasion for an examination of a particular aspect of the Christian Lexicon.
 
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