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Universally known and admired as a peacemaker, Dag Hammarskjöld concealed a remarkable intense inner life which he recorded over several decades in this journal of poems and spiritual meditations, left to be published after his death. A dramatic account of spiritual struggle, Markings has inspired hundreds of thousands of readers since it was first published in 1964.

Markings is distinctive, as W.H. Auden remarks in his foreword, as a record of "the attempt by a professional man of action to unite in one life the via activa and the via contemplativa." It reflects its author's efforts to live his creed, his belief that all men are equally the children of God and that faith and love require of him a life of selfless service to others. For Hammarskjöld, "the road to holiness necessarily passes through the world of action." Markings is not only a fascinating glimpse of the mind of a great man, but also a moving spiritual classic that has left its mark on generations of readers.

Synopsis:

A book of meditations. A revealing spiritual self-portrait by one of the great peacmakers of our times.

Maturity: Among other things, the unclouded happiness of the child at play who takes it for granted that he is at one with his playmates.

Never, "for the sake of peace and quiet," deny your own experience or convictions.

The only kind of dignity which is genuine is that which is not diminished by the indifference of others.

Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for.

Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was.

From the Paperback edition.

About the Author

Dag Hammarskjold was born in Jonkoping, Sweden, in 1905, and died near Ndola, Northern Rhodesia, on September 18, 1961, in an air crash while flying there to negotiate a cease-fire between United Nations and Katanga forces.The son of the Swedish prime minister during World War I, Hammarskjold studied law and economics at the universities of Uppsala and Stockholm. He quickly gained prominence in his own country as secretary and then chairman of the board of governors of the Bank of Sweden; he was undersecretary of the Swedish department of finance from 1936 to 1945. In 1946 he entered the foreign ministry as financial adviser and became chief Swedish delegate to the OEEC in 1948. In 1951 he was the vice chairman of the Swedish delegation to the United Nations, in 1952 he was chairman, and in 1953 he was elected Secretary-General and re-elected in 1957.Widely read in literature and philosophy, Dag Hammarskjold translated the poetry of St.-John Perse into Swedish. He was made a member of the Swedish Academy in 1954.

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ISBN:
9780307277428
Author:
Hammarskjold, Dag
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Translator:
Auden, W. H.
Translator:
Sjoberg, L. Fitzgerald
Translator:
Sjoberg, Leif
Author:
with a New Preface by Jimmy Carter Translated by Leif Sjoberg & W.H. Auden
Author:
Auden, W. H.
Author:
Sjoberg, L. Fitzgerald
Author:
Auden, with a New Preface by Jimmy Carter Translated by Leif Sjoberg & W.H.
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Carter, Jimmy
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Political
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Meditations
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Inspirational & Religious
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Statesmen
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Sweden
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United nations
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Hammarskjold, Dag
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General Biography
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Poetry-A to Z
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spirituality;biography;philosophy;memoir;autobiography;religion;poetry;united nations;meditations;christianity;sweden;inspirational;diary;reflections;non-fiction;essays;journal;spiritual life;swedish;theology;spiritual;literature;un
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spirituality;biography;philosophy;memoir;autobiography;religion;poetry;united nations;meditations;christianity;sweden;inspirational;diary;reflections;non-fiction;essays;journal;spiritual life;swedish;theology;spiritual;literature;un
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spirituality;biography;philosophy;memoir;autobiography;religion;poetry;united nations;meditations;christianity;sweden;inspirational;diary;reflections;non-fiction;essays;journal;spiritual life;swedish;theology;spiritual;literature;un
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Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Spiritual Classics
Publication Date:
20061031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.98x5.34x.66 in. .59 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A book of meditations. A revealing spiritual self-portrait by one of the great peacmakers of our times.

Maturity: Among other things, the unclouded happiness of the child at play who takes it for granted that he is at one with his playmates.

Never, "for the sake of peace and quiet," deny your own experience or convictions.

The only kind of dignity which is genuine is that which is not diminished by the indifference of others.

Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for.

Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was.

From the Paperback edition.

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