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A Vow of Conversation

A Vow of Conversation

Journals, 1964-1965

Thomas Merton; Edited by Naomi Burton Stone

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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The journal kept by Merton during 1964 and 1965, containing his daily meditations during the crucial and difficult period in which the permission he had awaited so long -- to live alone in his hermitage -- was finally given. These pages reveal his reflections as a hermit on the joys and dangers of a life of solitude in the woods.

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“A very personal piece of writing blending 'heavenliness and anguish,' wherein unfolds its special appeal.” —Library Journal

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Thomas Merton; Edited by Naomi Burton Stone

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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