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The Man in the Sycamore Tree: The Good Times and Hard Life of Thomas Merton: An Entertainment with Photographs

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  48 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Paperback, 137 pages
Published May 1st 1985 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P (first published 1972)
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Michael John Romo
Aug 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
As a person who wants to really get to know Thomas Merton, I loved this book. It was fun to read about him from his friends perspective.
Michael
Jan 25, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent treatment of the life of Thomas Merton, with photographs. If the only Merton you know is the one who wrote "The Seven Storey Mountain", there is much to learn here. Fascinating discussions of his views on war, race and Buddhism. It also explores his ambiguous relationship with the Trappists in great detail. Well worth reading.
EunSung
Jun 29, 2010 rated it it was amazing
There's a lot I resonate with the life and work of Thomas Merton. I resonate with his deep search for inner and outer peace. Rice provides an intimate reflection on the life of a friend, who chose a untrodden path.
Jim Gero
Feb 21, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This is a gem, written by a guy who knew Merton well. A bit weird, off balance; a totally necessary correction to the straight-laced Catholic appearance that some of Merton's more popular works present (e.g., 7 Storey Mountain).
Timmy
Mar 07, 2011 rated it liked it
Stuck between a 3 & 4. It's very short, and I'm very interested/confused by Thomas Merton. I loved parts and drag through a couple. Good read from a perspective of friend. I would recommend.
Rob the Obscure
Sep 12, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Fascinating insights by one of Merton's closest friends
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