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The third volume of Trappist monk Thomas Merton's "journals" chronicles his struggle to reconcile his celebrity as an author and peace activist with his desire for a life of silence and contemplation and also his conflicts with monastic routine, and his exploration of Zen, existentialism, Marxism, and Latin American culture. Index.
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The third volume of Thomas Merton's journals chronicles Merton's attempts to reconcile his desire for solitude and contemplation with the demands of his new-found celebrity status within the strictures of conventional monastic life.