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The seven storey mountain

Author: Thomas Merton
Publisher: New York : Harcourt Brace, [1998]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 50th anniversary edView all editions and formats
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This unique spiritual autobiography is the account of the growing restlessness of a brilliant and passionate young man whose search for peace and faith eventually leads him, at the age of twenty-six, to take vows in one of the most demanding religious orders - the Trappists. At the monastery, and within the "four walls of my new freedom," Merton wrote this extraordinary testament - a document of a man who withdrew  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Merton, Thomas, 1915-1968.
Seven storey mountain.
New York : Harcourt Brace, [1998]
(OCoLC)607093464
Online version:
Merton, Thomas, 1915-1968.
Seven storey mountain.
New York : Harcourt Brace, [1998]
(OCoLC)607891815
Named Person: Thomas Merton; Thomas Merton
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Merton
ISBN: 0151004137 9780151004133 0156010860 9780156010863
OCLC Number: 39924452
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxiii, 467 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1 Prisoner's Base 3 --
2 Our Lady of the Museums 33 --
3 The Harrowing of Hell 75 --
4 The Children in the Market Place 145 --
1 With a Great Price 185 --
2 The Waters of Contradiction 247 --
1 Magnetic North 283 --
2 True North 327 --
3 The Sleeping Volcano 369 --
4 The Sweet Savor of Liberty 409 --
Epilogue: Meditatio Pauperis in Solitudine 445.
Other Titles: Seven story mountain
Responsibility: Thomas Merton.
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This unique spiritual autobiography is the account of the growing restlessness of a brilliant and passionate young man whose search for peace and faith eventually leads him, at the age of twenty-six, to take vows in one of the most demanding religious orders - the Trappists. At the monastery, and within the "four walls of my new freedom," Merton wrote this extraordinary testament - a document of a man who withdrew from the world only after he had fully immersed himself in it. For this Fiftieth Anniversary Edition, Robert Giroux has written a memoir of how he came to publish The Seven Storey Mountain, and Merton's distinguished biographer, William H. Shannon, has supplied a note for the reader.

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