A modern-day Confessions of Saint Augustine, The Seven Storey Mountain is one of the most influential religious works of the twentieth century. This edition contains an introduction by Merton's editor, Robert Giroux, and a note to the reader by biographer William H. Shannon. It tells of the growing restlessness of a brilliant and passionate young man whose search for peace and faith leads him, at the age of twenty-six, to take vows in one of the most demanding Catholic orders--the Trappist monks. At the Abbey of Gethsemani, "the four walls of my new freedom," Thomas Merton struggles to withdraw from the world, but only after he has fully immersed himself in it. The Seven Storey Mountain has been a favorite of readers ranging from Graham Greene to Claire Booth Luce, Eldridge Cleaver, and Frank McCourt. Since its original publication this timeless spiritual tome has been published in over twenty languages and has touched millions of lives.
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In 1941, a brilliant, good-looking young man decided to give up a promising literary career in New York to enter a monastery in Kentucky, from where he proceeded to become one of the most influential writers of this century. Talk about losing your life in order to find it. Thomas Merton's first book, The Seven Storey Mountain, describes his early doubts, his conversion to a Catholic faith of extreme certainty, and his decision to take life vows as a Trappist. Although his conversionary piety sometimes falls into sticky-sweet abstractions, Merton's autobiographical reflections are mostly wise, humble, and concrete. The best reason to read The Seven Storey Mountain, however, may be the one Merton provided in his introduction to its Japanese translation: "I seek to speak to you, in some way, as your own self. Who can tell what this may mean? I myself do not know, but if you listen, things will be said that are perhaps not written in this book. And this will be due not to me but to the One who lives and speaks in both." --Michael Joseph GrossAbout the Author:
Thomas Merton (1915-1968) was born in France and came to live in the United States at the age of 24. He received several awards recognizing his contribution to religious study and contemplation, including the Pax Medal in 1963, and remained a devoted spiritualist and a tireless advocate for social justice until his death in 1968. The Sign of Jonas was originally published in 1953.
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Descripción Sheldon Press, 1978. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Good. Minor shelf wear Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0007560792
Descripción Sheldon Press 1975 429pp plates paperback cover rubbed and slightly faded, text bright and clean, a good tight copy Good. Nº de ref. de la librería 13307
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Descripción Soft cover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Title:The Seven Storey Mountain.Sheldon Press, 1975. Softcover,423 pages. Index.B&W photos. Author: Thomas Merton. Condition: VERY GOOD. Bright, uncreased covers, just a little wear to top front edge, creasing to lower front corner. Small bookseller's label to inside front cover. All pages clean and unmarked. About this book:Thomas Merton's great autobiography, long recognised as a modern classic is published here for the first time with photographs of his early life. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0859690601. ISBN/EAN: 9780859690607. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: M9-JJ5W-KRZP. Nº de ref. de la librería M9-JJ5W-KRZP