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Thomas Merton

Author (31-Jan-1915 — 10-Dec-1968)


Frank Dell'Isola. Thomas Merton: A Bibliography. New York: Farrar, Straus and Cudahy. 1956. 117pp.

Philip Harnden. Journeys of Simplicity: Traveling Light with Thomas Merton, Basho, Edward Abbey, Annie Dillard and Others. Skylight Paths Publishing. 2003. 109pp.

Patrick Hart; Jonathan Montaldo (editors). The Intimate Merton: His Life From His Journals: Thomas Merton. Oxford, England: Lion. 2000. 437pp.

Thomas Merton. Run to the Mountain: The Story of a Vocation. HarperCollins. 1995. 478pp. Covering the years 1931-41.

Thomas Merton. Turning Toward the World: The Pivotal Years. New York, New York: Harper San Francisco. 1996. Memoirs volume 4, covering 1960-63.

Ronald E. Powaski. Thomas Merton on Nuclear Weapons. Loyola University Press. 1988. 169pp.

Ron Seitz. Song for Nobody: A Memory Vision of Thomas Merton. Liguori, MO: Triumph Books. 1993. 188pp.

William H. Shannon. Silent Lamp: The Thomas Merton Story. New York, NY: Crossroad Publishing Company. 1992.


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  6. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers (p.285)

  7. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.489)

  8. Twentieth Century Authors, First Supplement (p.662)

  9. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.676)

  10. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.497)

  11. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.509)

  12. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.476)

  13. Webster's American Biographies (p.717)

  14. Twentieth Century Dictionary of Christian Biography (p.252)

  15. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.3, p.345)

  16. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.346)

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