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Markings by Dag Hammarskjöld
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I'm old enough that I grew up with Dag Hammarskjold in the news on about a weekly basis. He was the second Secretary General of the United Nations at a time that people paid a lot more attention to the United Nations than they do now. He was a genuine figure, sincere, genuinely concerned with world peace, and with humanity in general.
A Swede, Hammarskjold was a lifelong practicing Lutheran. His spiritual diary was published as "Markings." "Marking," was translated by WH Auden, the poet, with help from a Swedish language speaker. Auden wrote the Introduction and notes throughout the book. In my opinion, Auden added a lot to our understanding of "Markings."
This book is well worth a look, it is written in aphorisms, so even a brief look is worthwhile. "Markings," is widely quoted and has been read in selections from the pulpit during sermons. It's that kind of book.
Hammarskjold died in an aircraft crash in Africa in 1961.
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September 21, 2014 – Started Reading
September 21, 2014 – Shelved
September 21, 2014 – Shelved as: to-read
August 28, 2016 – Finished Reading

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