A Search for Solitude: Pursuing the Monk's True Life, The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 3: 1952-1960

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Harper Collins, Mar 17, 2009 - Religion - 432 pages
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The third volume of Thomas Merton's journals chronicles Merton's attempts to reconcile his desire for solitude and contemplation with the demands of his new-found celebrity status within the strictures of conventional monastic life.

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This third volume of Merton's journals, like the first two, is full of insight into his life and work. Readers will be grateful that, when it came to his journals, Merton's Trappist silence did not ... Read full review

A search for solitude: pursuing the monk's true life

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The third in this publisher's projected seven-volume publication of Merton's journals contains the monk's reflections on the conflicts between his contemplative life and his worldly life as an ... Read full review

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Thomas Merton (1915-1968) is widely regarded as one of the most influential spiritual writers of modern times. He was a Trappist monk, writer, and peace and civil rights activist. His bestselling books include The Seven-Storey Mountain, New Seeds of Contemplation, and Mystics and Zen Masters.

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