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My Argument with the Gestapo; a macaronic journal

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01Early Merton Novel Published First TimeThe accidental death of Thomas Merton last year represents a significant loss to contemporaryForbes, Anthony Banner Nashville TN (25 July 1969). Anthony Forbes. Duplicate on item 23
1969
02'Gestapo' in Merton cycle of war, peaceThomas Merton's accidental death in Bangkok, Thailand, Dec 12, 1968, sent shock waves around theBoardman, Anne Cawley Catholic Bulletin St. Paul Minn (25 September 1969) and Catholic Bulletin W. (26 September 1969). Anne Cawley Boardman
1969
03Merton Novel Reflects Views on Peace and WarIn 1941, before Thomas Merton had quite made up his mind to join the Trappists, he wrote this "kindBale, Joy Courier Journal Louisville, KY (24 August 1969). Joy Bale. Duplicate copies on items 22 and 23
1969
04Posthumous Journal of Merton Written At St. BonaventureUsually it is a disservice to a writer's memory to publish his early unsold manuscripts. It does notBrady, Charles A. Evening News Buffalo NY (26 July 1969). Charles A. Brady
1969
05Unkown NovelNow published for the first time, this novel was written in the summer of 1941, shortly before  Herald Everett Wash (2 August 1970). Also see 10, 15, 19, 21a, 21b, and 23b
1970
06A Bonus from Tom MertonWhen Thomas Merton left the secular world to become a Trappist monk in December, 1941, he destroyedKurfman, Patricia Mississippi Register Jackson, Miss (1 August 1969); Green Bay Register Green Bay Wis (1 August 1969); Tennessee Register (1 August 1969); National Register (3 August 1969). Patricia Kurfman
1969
07My Argument with the GestapoThomas Merton's only existing premonastic work, a novel entitled, My Argument with the Gestapo, hasBeasley, W. Congar, Jr. National Catholic Reporter [Kansas City, MO] 6 (1 October 1969): 19. W. Congar Beasley Jr.
1969
08War Tragedies Aired From Poet's ViewpointThis novel was originally written in 1941, prior to Thomas Merton's entering Gethsemani, the  News Sentinel Fort Wayne IN (27 September 1969).
1969
09World War II as a Rorschach TestMore than a surprise, this book is an astonishment. Thomas Merton destroyed three of his unpublishedLeonard, John New York Times Book Review (10 July 1969): 39. John Leonard. 2 copies. Also see 13.
1969
10An Early Merton: An Unkown NovelNow published for the first time, this novel was written in the summer of 1941, shortly before  Patriot News PA (3 August 1967). John Leonard. Also see 05, 15, 19, 21a, 21b, and 23b
1969
11Merton's view on peace and warIt is as if this novel by the famous Trappist writer, Thomas Merton, had been buried in a time  Post Houston Texas (21 September 1969). Duplicate on item 24
1969
12My Argument with the Gestapo, by Thomas MertonWritten 28 years ago and published only after his death last December, this is the first premonastic  Reflector Greenville NC (1 January 1970). P.P.
1970
13Discrete, Demonic War Memories RecordedMore than a surprise, this book is an astonishment. Thomas Merton destroyed three of his unpublishedLeonard, John St Petersburg Times (20 July 1969). John Leonard. Also see 9.
1969
14A Valuable Merton ContributionThomas Merton's early novel, "My Argument With the Gestapo," now published for the first time,Rohrbach, Peter T. Star Washington DC (24 August 1969). Peter T. Rohrbach
1969
15Thomas Merton Made Plans to Publish His Early Novel Before His DeathNow published for the first time, this novel was written in the summer of 1941, shortly beforeSmith, Miles A. Sun Jackson, TN (3 August 1969). Miles A. Smith. Also see 05, 10, 19, 21a, 21b, and 23b
1969
16My Argument with the Gestapo. By Thomas mertonThis book was written shortly before the author entered the Trappist monastery at Gethesmane,Schriver, Edward Telegram Portland ME (4 January 1970). Edward Schriver
1970
17My Argument with the Gestapo, by Thomas MertonWritten 28 years ago and published only after his death last December, this is the first premonastic  Times & News Leader San Mateo, CA (25 December 1969). Also see 22a
1969
18My Argument with the Gestapo: A Macaronic JournalThis freeform journal kept by Thomas Merton when he was 26, facing his own personal crisis ("trying  V Kirkus Bulletin (1 May 1970).
1970
19Thomas Merton Wrote Early, Unkown NovelNow published for the first time this novel was written in the summer of 1941, shortly before Merton  World Tulsa OK (30 August 1969). Also see 05, 10, 15, 21a, 21b, and 23b
1969
20aMerton's Theme is Guilt"I am still trying to find out: and that is why I write... I will keep putting things down untilZingman, Barbara Louisville Times Louisville, KY (22 July 1969). Barbara Zingman. Duplicate on item 21
1969
20bThomas Merton's early novelAs unexpected as Thomas Merton's death, December 10 in Bangkok, comes a novel by the poet-monk andOtt, James Enquirer Kentucky Edition Cincinnati, OH (10 July 1969). James Ott
1969
21amerton's Early TalentNow published for the first time, this novel was written in the summer of 1941, shortly beforeSmith, Miles A. Examiner San Francisco CA. (24 July 1969). Miles A. Smith. Also see 05, 10, 15, 19, 21b, and 23b
1969
21bMy Argument with the GestapoNow published for the first time, this novel was written in the summer of 1941, shortly before  News - American Baltimore, MD. (25 July 1969). Also see 05, 10, 15, 19, 21a, and 23b
1969
22aNovel by MertonWritten 28 years ago and published only after his death last December, this is the first premonastic  Sunday Herald-Leader Lexington, KY (14 December 1969). Also see 17
1969
23aWar's Futility Serves as Monk's Novel ThemeThe manuscript of Trappist Thomas Merton's only extant pre-monastic prose work was in the hands ofWells, Susan M. Times-Picayune New Orleans, LA (10 august 1969). Susan M. Wells
1969
23bEarly Novel by MertonNow published for the first time, this novel was written in the summer of 1941, shortly beforeSmith, Miles A. Inquirer Philadelphia, PA (10 August 1969). Miles A. Smith Also see 05, 10, 15, 19, 21a, and 21b
1969
24'Macaronic' Is the Word For Merton's JournalTwenty-seven years before his tragic death in Bangkok, Thailand, Dec., 10, 1968, Thomas MertonMcGroarty, Joseph G. Tablet Brooklyn NY (4 September 1969). Father Joseph G. McGroarty
1969
25My Argument with the GestapoThe other day I received a copy of a well-known portrait of Thomas Merton, taken a few years ago byStark, Philip M., SJ America 121 (16 August 1969): 102. Philip M. Stark
1969
26On the eve of conversion, a secular fantasyAt Thomas Merton's funeral last December a Methodist woman managed to take Holy Communion five timesDavenport, Guy Washington Post Book World (6 July 1969): 7. Guy Davenport
1969
27 Written when the late Thomas Merton was in his twenties, this novel moves back and forth from  Publishers Weekly 195 (28 April 1969): 67-68.
1969
28 In January 1968, Thomas Merton reflected that My Argument with the Gestapo: A MacaronicBenestad, Thomas J. Best Sellers 35 (February 1976): 347.
1976
29 Written when the late Thomas Merton was in his twenties, this novel moves back and forth from the  Publishers Weekly (7 July 1969): 82.
1969