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Reviews of:

Merton: A Biography

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01 Thomas Merton continues to exert great influence on American spirituality nearlyBailey, Raymond H. Review & Expositor [Louisville] 79.1 (Winter 1982): 177-179.
1982
02 Thomas Merton once said, "An author in a Trappist monastery is like a duck in a chicken coop.Corr, Thomas J. College Literature 8 (1981): 203-204.
1981
03 What Merton wrote was never so fascinating as the himself.Lane, Belden C. Theology Today 38.2 (July 1981): 242-246.
1981
04 At last, twelve years after his untimely death in Bangkok on Dec. 10, 1968, a fullKelly, Frederick J., SJ Theological Studies 42 (March 1981): 154-157.
1981
05 Many books have been written about Merton since his death.Hauser, Richard J. Review for Religious 40.6 (Nov-Dec 1981): 943-944.
1981
06 Thomas Merton (1915-1968) surprised polite and impolite societySpoto, Donald Notre Dame English Journal 13 (September 1981): 61-64.
1981
07 Thomas Merton, Cistercian monk and indefatigable student of religionCarr, Anne E. Journal of Religion 61 (October 1981): 441-442.
1981
08 Not simply one more book about Thomas Merton to be numbered among thatReher, Margaret M. Horizons 9 (Spring 1982): 160-161.
1982
09 Most of us know Thomas Merton as the author of the youthful autobiographyLeverich, Kathleen Christian Science Monitor 73 (24 December 1980): 17.
1980
10 Mystics, in their devotion to the Ultimate, live boundary-line lives.O'Connor, Patricia Antioch Review 40.1 (Winter 1982): 114-115.
1982
11 Mystics, in their devotion to the Ultimate, live boundary-line lives.  Antioch Review 40.3 (Summer 1982): 369-370.
1982
12Will the real Thomas Merton please stand up?Catholic readers have badly needed a detailed and objective biography of Thomas Merton.Christopher, Michael U.S. Catholic 46 (January 1981): 48-49.
1981
13The Clumsy LoverAs far as I can remember, it is ten years since I last reviewed a book.Nicholl, Donald Month [London] 14 (August 1981): 286.
1981
14 There is a magnetism in the life and work of Thomas Merton which has made him a captivatingPadovano, Anthony T. New Catholic World 224 (March-April 1981): 94-95.
1981
15A kinsman to manyA decade ago, when I took the first tentative, frightened step toward an evaluation of the life andBaker, James T. Commonweal 108 (10 April 1981): 214-216.
1981
16Merton: Not Yet DisappearedThomas Merton, a widely known figure of American Catholicism, was a man of significant talent.Elwood, J. M. National Catholic Reporter 16 (19 September 1980): 18.
1980
17A Monk of Our TimesThough Thomas Merton is more than a dozen years in the grave, books by him not only remainForest, James H. Sign 60 (April 1981): 43-46, 48.
1981
18Love and tensionAdmirers of Thomas Merton's early books, Elected Silence and The Seeds of Contemplation mayGoffin, Magdalen Tablet [London] 235 (14 March 1981): 261.
1981
19In Search of Thomas MertonNobody is surprised that Monica Furlong's biography of Thomas Merton has turned out to beBamberger, John Eudes, OCSO America 147 (2 October 1982): 165-169.
1982
20 In Merton: A Biography, British author Monica Furlong has succeeded in writing a frist-rate accountTwomey, Gerald S. America 144 (10 January 1981): 24.
1981
21 It is one of the many marks of the continuing power Merton exercises over the present to realizeHewett, William Heythrop Journal [London] 25 (January 1984): 109-110.
1984
22 If one expects the irreverent, but delightfully zany, memoir, The Man in theO'Brien, Pat The Furrow 32.4 (April 1981): 262-64.
1981
23 Monica Furlong, both as a journalist and as an author, is one of the most interesting writers of our time.Power, Norman Birmingham Post [England] (29 January 1981): 5.
1981
24Biography Describes LifeFor Thomas Merton, the would-be monastic priest whose writings stirredHilliard, Deb Arkansas Catholic 76.48 (18 December 1987): 3.
1987
25Telling Tom's TaleLike so many in her generation, Monica Furlong first met Thomas Merton through hisSimpson, James B. Anglican Digest 23 (Lent 1981): 29-31.
1981
26 One of the best known charismatic figures in the Church in the years both beforeHughes, Riley Columbia 60 (November 1980): 30-31.
1980
27 "If you ever receive a letter," said Thomas Merton as a young Trappist,Farrow, Anthony Cithara 20.2 (May 1981): 73-75.
1981
28The Long SearchThomas Merton's life seems in many ways a replications of St. Augustine's young manhood,Klausler, Alfred P. Christian Century 97 (4 March 1981): 239-240.
1981
29Monk of DestinyThere is an extraordinary fascination about Thomas Merton.Allchin, A. M. (Arthur Macdonald) Church Times [London] (9 January 1981): 6.
1981
30 In considering Monica Furlong's biography of Thomas Merton, it is hard not to sayAndrew, Brother Christian Scholars Review 11.2 (1982): 181-183.
1982
31Merton: Beneath the religious vestureIn a rare, 1967 interview, the year before his death, Thomas Merton complained, "I maintain myKilcourse, George A. Courier-Journal [Louisville] 251 (21 September 1980): D5.
1980
32The Human MertonMonica Furlong delivers in this biography what she promises in its introduction:Redmont, Jane Cross Currents 31 .1 (Spring 1981): 99-102.
 
33Best-selling hermitJust after the war, an American publisher cautiously printed 5,000 copies of anLewis, Russell Dublin Evening Herald (9 February 1981).
1981
34 The intemperance which characterizes so much of what is written and said about Thomas MertonGarvey, Michael Critic 40.2 (February 1981): 2-4.
1981
35Thomas MertonThis is not the 'official' biography of Merton.Kinsella, Nivard Hallel [Ireland] 9 (Autumn 1981):302-05.
1981
36The playboy who became a monkThomas Merton was born a cosmopolitan American between the wars.Beaumont, Tim Hampstead and Highgate Express [England] (16 January 1981): 6.
1981
37The Ascent to ThruthThe religious sense, like peace, is indivisible.Broderick, John A. Irish Times (24 January 1981): 15.
1981
38Spiritual odyssey of a golden youthIn 1948, at the age of 26, greatly to the surprise of his publisher, ThomasMcEwan, Hugh G. Glasgow Herald (12 January 1981): 12.
1981
39Beyond the cloisterOne of the worst things that ever happened to Thomas Merton was that heToynbee, Philip Observer [London] (11 January 1981).
1981
40The Way Out of LonelinessIn Seeds of Contemplation (1949), Thomas Merton had written: "The only true joyMalits, Elena, CSC Our Sunday Visitor 69 (11 January 1981): 4-5.
1981
41 The potpourri of books listed above represents one small eddy in the stream of books and monographsCunningham, Lawrence S. Parabola 6 (Winter 1981): 109-113.
1981
42 AS I READ THIS BOOK, I kept thinking of people I wanted to send it to, with a noteFoley, Leonard OFM St. Anthony Messenger 88 (January 1981): 48-50.
1981
43The Merton ParadoxMerton fans will welcome both of these contributions toHinson, E. Glenn Sojourners 10 (October 1981): 34.
1981
44 Thomas Merton's growing reputation as a twentieth-century AugustineLitecky, Catherine CSJ Sisters Today 52 (April 1981): 507-508.
1981
45A genuine search for GodThomas Merton enthusiasts and devotees should be very pleased at the appearance of these three books.Blonigen, Frederick J. Reflections… The Wanderer Review of Literature, Culture, The Arts 4.2 (Spring 1985): 7.
1985
46Silent ProphetJust 32 years ago, The Seven Storey Mountain appeared in American book-shops. Within weeks the autobiographyMohs, Mayo Time Magazine 116.18 (3 November 1980): 9.
1980
47Demolishing A StereotypeA dozen years ago Thomas Merton was asked by a well-known national magazine to share a few thoughtsFennell, Francis L. Tributaries [Mountain Park, NM] 1.5 (1981): 1-2.
1981
48Sharing a journeyThomas Merton was one of a handful of Catholics absolutely certain to be included in any futureHarriott, John F. X. Sunday Times [London] (8 Jan. 1981).
1981
49Writing out of silenceThOMAS MERTON "elected silence" and proceeded to write best-sellers describing it.Quinn, Edward Yorkshire Post (21 Jan. 1981).
1981
50Merton: Times a-changingA few people who readWaugh, Auberon Sunday Telegraph (London, England), 11 January 1981.
1981.
CSQIn Search of Thomas MertonNobody is surprised that a biography of Thomas Merton has turned out to be absorbing reading.Bamberger, John Eudes, OCSO Cistercian Studies 17.1 (1982): 99-109.
1982
XREF1Merton's Affirmation and Affirmation of Merton: Writing about SilenceThomas Merton chose to be a cloistered contemplative within one of the most austere religious orders in the United States.Kramer, Victor A. Review [Charlottesville, VA] 4 (1982): 295-333 [see review author file].
1982