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Learning to love : exploring solitude and freedom

Author: Thomas Merton; Christine M Bochen
Publisher: [San Francisco, CA] : HarperSanFrancisco, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The sixth volume of Thomas Merton's acclaimed journals is the most revealing and unpredictable yet as the cloistered Merton falls in love with a beautiful young nurse. Revealed here in its entirety for the first time, Merton's passion spills across the pages as he struggles to reconcile this unexpected love with his monastic vows. Spanning from 1966 to 1967, Learning to Love finds Merton in his most active period.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Diaries
Autobiographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Merton, Thomas, 1915-1968.
Learning to love.
[San Francisco, CA] : HarperSanFrancisco, ©1997
(OCoLC)642432052
Named Person: Thomas Merton; Thomas Merton
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Merton; Christine M Bochen
ISBN: 0060654848 9780060654849 0060654856 9780060654856
OCLC Number: 36923103
Description: xxiv, 382 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Being in one place, January 1966-March 1966 --
Daring to love, April 1966-September 1966 --
Living love in solitude, September 1966-October 1967 --
A life free from care, January 1967-October 1967 --
A midsummer diary for M., June 1966 --
Some personal notes, January 1966-March 1966 --
A postscript, April 1966.
Responsibility: Thomas Merton ; edited by Christine M. Bochen.
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Originally published in 1998, the sixth volume of the journals of Trappist monk, Thomas Merton. It covers the years 1966-67, in which the author falls in love with a nurse and has to reassess his  Read more...

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