Entering the Silence: Becoming a Monk and a Writer

Entering the Silence: Becoming a Monk and a Writer

by Thomas Merton

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060654771
Publisher: HarperCollins US
Publication date: 01/01/1900
Series: Journals of Thomas Merton , #2
Pages: 526
Sales rank: 787,136
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.20(d)

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.

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