By Thomas Merton
Published by Farrar, Strauss, Giroux
Used, 1988, Hard Cover, 212 Pages
Readable copy in good condition with some underlining and marks in the margins mostly in the first half of the book. Library copy. Dust jacket is in good condition.
During the years 1964-65, Merton sought, and was finally given, permission to live alone in his hermitage at the Abbey of Gethsemani. These years were criticalhe had to balance commitment to the demands of the monastic community with the call to a more solitary lifeand the writing from that time is consequently charged with disappointments and uncertainties, as well as quiet reflection and humor. Merton’s frustration with church complacency and the censorship of his ideas is evident, a factor that probably hindered publication of this journal until now. But he also records musings, dreams, the visits of special friends. A very personal piece of writing blending “heavenliness and anguish,” wherein unfolds its special appeal. Carol J. Lichtenberg, Washington State Univ. Lib., Pullman
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