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The Courage for Truth: The Letters of Thomas Merton to Writers

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In this fourth volume of correspondence, readers discover "the literary Merton," who had a passion for writing, as well as "the whole Merton"-monk, social critic, friend. Selected, edited, and with an Introduction by Christine M. Bochen; Preface by William H. Shannon; Index.
Paperback, 336 pages
Published August 12th 1994 by Mariner Books (first published August 1st 1993)
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Wonderful exchanges between Merton and other writers, including Evelyn Waugh who edited many of Merton's books for British publication. Highly recommended.
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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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