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The Resource A search for solitude : pursuing the monk's true life, Thomas Merton ; edited by Lawrence S. Cunningham

A search for solitude : pursuing the monk's true life, Thomas Merton ; edited by Lawrence S. Cunningham

Label
A search for solitude : pursuing the monk's true life
Title
A search for solitude
Title remainder
pursuing the monk's true life
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Merton ; edited by Lawrence S. Cunningham
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • By 1952, Thomas Merton's renown as the bestselling author of The Seven Storey Mountain was well established. During the years illuminated by this third volume of his private journals, Merton struggled to reconcile his celebrity with his desire for a life of hermetic silence and contemplation. Already at the Abbey of Gethsemani for over a decade, Merton was beginning to grow impatient with the strictures and shortcomings of conventional monastic life. Here he chronicles the search for a more authentic experience of the divine and of community that led him to explore Zen, existentialism, and the exciting developments in Latin American Christianity and literature, which informed his own Catholic spirituality and his views of the great intellectual debates of his time
  • Merton's private writing combines a poet's eye for the beauty of nature - in the woods and fields of the Abbey - as well as a fiction writer's instinct for the idiosyncracies of his brethren, the rhythms and tediums of regular observance, the strengths of the monastery and its weaknesses. It is, however, Merton's restless, compelling, unvarnished reflections on the question of what it means to be a monk in his own time that gives this journal its most lasting value, paying homage to monasticism and instructing all who value the contemplative life
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
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1915-1968
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Merton, Thomas
Index
index present
LC call number
BX4705.M3515
LC item number
A3 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Cunningham, Lawrence
Series statement
The journals of Thomas Merton
Series volume
v. 3
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Solitude
  • Monastic and religious life
  • Merton, Thomas
  • Trappists
  • Catholic Church
Label
A search for solitude : pursuing the monk's true life, Thomas Merton ; edited by Lawrence S. Cunningham
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Master of students, July 1952 -- March 1953
  • Master of novices, July 1956 -- May 1960
Control code
33439106
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 406 pages
Isbn
9780060654795
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
95046821
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
A search for solitude : pursuing the monk's true life, Thomas Merton ; edited by Lawrence S. Cunningham
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Master of students, July 1952 -- March 1953
  • Master of novices, July 1956 -- May 1960
Control code
33439106
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 406 pages
Isbn
9780060654795
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
95046821
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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