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Thomas Merton (1915-68) is the most admired of all American Catholic writers. His journals have recently been published to wide acclaim.
ebook, 384 pages
Published September 1st 1976 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (first published April 1st 1965)
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James Klagge
A 1960 collection of occasional essays on quite varied topics. There is no sense of unifying purpose to the book. There is no indication of the source of the essays, but some seemed to be perhaps commissioned introductions to books by or about Catholic saints.
I most enjoyed the opening essays about Pasternak's Nobel Prize fiasco in 1958. Merton knew him well enough to have corresponded with him. I learned a lot about the novel "Dr Zhivago" which makes me want to read it again (I read it in coll
Stephen Jenkins
Merton was once my passion. Now he often feels a bit dated. But I still like him enough to finish this collection of essays.
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Thomas Merton was one of the most influential Catholic authors of the 20th century. A Trappist monk of the Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani, in the American state of Kentucky, Merton was an acclaimed Catholic spiritual writer, poet, author and social activist. Merton wrote over 60 books, scores of essays and reviews, and is the ongoing subject of many biographies. Merton was also a proponent of int ...more
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