A Search for Solitude: Pursuing the Monk's True Life; The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume Three: 1952-1960: 1952-60 - Search for Solitude: Pursuing the Monk's True Life v. 3

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The third volume of Merton’s journals chronicles his struggle of reconcile his new celebrity with his desire for a life of silence and contemplation.

Already a bestselling author and celebrity, the Merton of this volume writes candidly of his yearning for silence and contemplation, of conflicts with monastic routine, and his exploration of Zen, existentialism, Marxism, and Latin American Culture.

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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.

Thomas Merton (1915-1968) was the author of many books, including 'New Seeds of Comtemplation, Life and Holiness, The Sign of Jonas, Mystics and Zen Masters,' and the bestselling and critically acclaimed autobiography of his early life, 'The Seven Storey Mountain'.

Lawrence S. Cunningham is chair of the theology department at the University of Notre Dame. He is the editor of 'Thomas Merton: Spiritual Master' and the author of many popular books on theology and spirituality.

"Few readers who encounter this remarkable book will come away unchanged."
-PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

"A rich introduction to [Merton's] vivid imagination."
-BOSTON GLOBE

"The trick is always to find the spiritual deeply embedded in this world, and to discover our own eternal dimensions in the midst of our foibles, failures, and sometimes neurotic idiosyncrasies. We have no better guide in these things than Merton, and you couldn't ask for a more lively writer."
-THOMAS MORE, author of 'Care of the Soul'

"Delightful… brilliant, social, political, and personal commentaries."
-NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

"When all the journals are published, it is likely that they will take a place with the famous journals of Henry David Thoreau, G. M. Hopkins, Edmund Wilson, and perhaps be seen as an American version of St. Augustine's 'Confessions."'
-CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

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Thomas Merton (1915-1968) was a Trappist monk, writer and peace activist. His spiritual classics include the bestselling The Seven Storey Mountain, New Seeds of Contemplation and The Sign of Jonas. Editor Lawrence S. Cunningham is chair of the theology department at the University of Notre Dame. He lives in South Bend, IN.

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