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Disputed Questions

Thomas Merton

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Thomas Merton (1915-68) is the most admired of all American Catholic writers. His journals have recently been published to wide acclaim.

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PART ONETHE PASTERNAK AFFAIRI . In memoriamOn the night of Monday, May 30, 1960, the Pasternak Affair was finally closed. The lonely Russian poet's mysterious life of seventy years came to a peaceful end in the dacha at the writer's colony which he had made famous--Peredelkino, twenty miles outside of Moscow.. A year and a half had passed since the brief orgy of political animosity and righteous indignation which had celebrated the award of the Nobel Prize for Literature in the fall of 1958. The prize had been offered to Pasternak, not for his novel Dr. Zhivago alone but for
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  • Thomas Merton

  • Thomas Merton, a Trappist monk, is perhaps the foremost spiritual of the twentieth century. His diaries, social commentary, and spiritual writings continue to be widely read thirty years after his untimely death in 1968.
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