Synopses & Reviews
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.
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.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
About the Author
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.