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Journals of Thomas Merton #0002: Entering the Silence: Becoming a Monk and a Writer

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The second volume of Thomas Merton's "gusty, passionate journals" (Thomas Moore) chronicles Merton's advancements to priesthood and emergence as a bestselling author with the surprise success of his autobiography, The Seven Storey Mountain. Spanning an eleven-year period, Entering the Silence reflects Merton's struggle to balance his vocation to solitude with the budding literary career that would soon established him as one of the most important spiritual writers of our century.

Synopsis:

In the second volume of Thomas Merton's journals, he advances through the first monastic years to the priesthood, struggling to balance a vocation to solitude with a budding literary career. These journal entries of eleven years chronicle Merton's early relationships with his agent and editors who shaped the monk's writing career. Index.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references and index.

About the Author

Thomas Merton (1915-1968) was a Trappist monk, writer, and peace and civil rights activist. Merton's works have had a profound impact on contemporary religious and philosophical thought. He is best known for his autobiography, The Seven Storey Mountain and New Seeds of Contemplation.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060654771
Subtitle:
Becoming a Monk and a Writer
Editor:
Montaldo, Jonathan
Author:
Merton, Thomas
Author:
by Thomas Merton
Author:
Montaldo, Jonathan
Publisher:
HarperOne
Location:
San Francisco :
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Spirituality
Subject:
Merton, thomas, 1915-1968
Subject:
Spirituality - General
Subject:
General Religion
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
Journals of Thomas Merton
Series Volume:
0002
Publication Date:
19970130
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
526
Dimensions:
8.02x5.30x1.34 in. .99 lbs.

Related Subjects

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Journals of Thomas Merton #0002: Entering the Silence: Becoming a Monk and a Writer
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"Synopsis" by , In the second volume of Thomas Merton's journals, he advances through the first monastic years to the priesthood, struggling to balance a vocation to solitude with a budding literary career. These journal entries of eleven years chronicle Merton's early relationships with his agent and editors who shaped the monk's writing career. Index.
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