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No Man Is an Island

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01Thomas merton: No Man Is an Island"My own reflections on certain aspects of the spiritual life" is Thomas Merton's description of his  dust jacket blurb
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02The Heart of ThingsThomas Merton's new book fall easily within the genre of personal reflections and meditations, asLentfoehr, Therese, SDS Renascence 8 (Spring 1956): 153-157. Therese Lentfoehr, SDS
1956
03aNo man is an islandA book of meditations "on certain aspects of the spiritual life"--Love Can Be Kept Only by Being  Retail Bookseller (March 1955).
1955
03bThe Peace of SeclusionThomas Merton, whose autobiographical "The Seven Storey Mountain" was a best-seller in 1948, toldLynch, Mary Press Pittsburg PA (27 March 1955). Mary Lynch
1955
03cNo man is an islandNone of Thomas Merton's subsequent writings have had the same wide reader appeal as The Seven Storey  Virginia Kirkus Bulletin (15 February 1955).
1955
03dMerton, ThomasSplendid treatise on the spiritual life with much attention given to the theological virtues ofBreaden, Richard P. Library Journal NY City (1 April 1955). Richard P. Breaden
1955
03eNo man is an island by Thomas MertonThis Trappist monk has built up an impressive audience during the last 10 years. The book develops  Post Boston MA (27 March 1955).
1955
04aMerton Travels With Man Along Highway to HappinessThomas Merton's books are not read because they come from a contemplative monk instructing others toAgatha, Sister M. Chronicle Houston TX (3 April 1955). Richard P. Breaden
1955
04bMerton's Latest Work Called One of His BestThe spiritual life is the life of man's real self, writes Thomas Merton in No Man Is An IslandBurns, George V. Press Cleveland OH (5 April 1955). George V. Burns
1955
04cthomas merton Counsels Man of the Market PlaceIn his latest volume, Father Merton shares with the reader his "own reflections on certain aspectsHanlon, Frank Catholic Standard & Times (8 April 1955). Frank Hanlon
1955
04dNo man is an island"Leaving system to others, and renouncing the attempt to lay down universal principles which haveHandley, H.T. Herald Boston MA (10 April 1955). H.T. Handley
1955
04eThis is One Man'sThis is the latest work of Thomas Merton whom his follow monks know as Fr. Louis, a Trappist now  Globe Boston MA (10 April 1955).
1955
04fAn Inspirational merton VolumeMost appropriate for reading at this season is "No Man Is An Island," a new inspirational book byHabich, William Courier-Journal [Louisville KY] (10 April 1955). William Habich
1955
04gMerton on Life of the Soul: Vital Topic in H-Bomb EraPublication of Thomas Merton's first book, "The Seven Storey Mountain," which became a national bestRyan, Lucy Register Des Moines IA (10 April 1955). Lucy Ryan
1955
05aMerton Sees Life As MonkThomas Merton's latest book has neither the human appeal of "The Seven Storey Mountain" nor theFrayser, Louise C. Times Dispatch Richmond VA (10 April 1955). Louise C. Frayser
1955
05bSpiritual Notebook"I am not a prophet, nor am I the son of a prophet, but I am a herdsman, plucking wild figs." WithKelley, William P. Journal Providence RI (10 April 1955). William P. Kelley
1955
05cThe Literary PageantJohn Donne, the Anglican clergyman who wrote beautiful metaphysical verse 300 years ago, has beenHallett, Paul H. Santa Fe (Cath.) Register (15 April 1955). Paul H. Hallett
1955
05dMeditation of a TrappistFrom the Abbey of Gethsemani comes yet another lengthy meditation from the pen of the TrappistDoherty, Daniel Telegram Worchester MA (17 April 1955). Daniel Doherty
1955
06aCatholic Book Club--April SelectionThomas Merton has established himself as the literary voice of Catholic America. Although living asE.A Ryan, SJ Best Sellers 15 (15 April 1955).: 16. E.A Ryan, SJ
1955
06bNo man is an islandThomas Merton is Trappist Father Louis. When he became a convert he did not use half-measures. He  Catholic Universe Bulletin (29 April 1955).
1955
07aNo man is an island"Every other man is a piece of myself," says Thomas Merton in the prologue to this book, "for I am aLanglois, R.L. Ave Maria 81 (30 April 1955): 23. R.L. Langlois
1955
07bTrappistThe Trappist monk has produced another book to go beside his "Seeds of Contemplation" and "The Seven  World Herald Omaha Nebraska (8 May 1955).
1955
07cNon-FictionThe author believes the spiritual life is the life of man's real self and this book is written to  News Detroit MI (8 May 1955).
1955
07dMerton Points To Salvation Through PrayerThe writings of Thomas Merton, a monk, are so thought-provoking almost every sentence can easilyO'Bryant, Arch Eagle Wichita Kansas (24 April 1955). Arch O'Bryant
1955
08aMerton At His BestThomas Merton has come a long way since his "Seven Story Mountain" days. His whole work represents aMurchland, Bernard G., CSC Ensign (7 May 1955). Bernard G. Murchland, CSC
1955
08b Thomas Merton has now written his 12th book, "No Man Is An Island," a reflection on the spiritual  News Malden, Mass (26 May 1955).
1955
08cNo man is an islandThomas Merton, who is Father Louis of the Trappist Oder of Gethsemani, writes a sequel to his "Seeds  Chronicle San Francisco CA (29 May 1955). J.V.
1955
08dNo man is an islandBy his own statement this new book of Thomas Merton's is not a continuation of Seeds ofCaliri, Fortunata Sign 34 (May 1955): 69. Fortunata Caliri
1955
09aElemental VeritiesIn the world of the spirit there is no isolationism. "We are all members one of another," St. PaulWolfe, Ann F. Saturday Review 38 (14 May 1955): 19,39. Ann F. Wolfe
1955
09bThoughts on one's searchThis is another book of contemplation, of, as its author says, "reflections on certain aspects of  News Birmingham AL (8 May 1955). M.V.
1955
10aVerities of the SpiritThis book, written by the widely read author of "The Seven Storey Mountain," is remarkable for itsJoseph D'Invilliers, SJ Sun Baltimore, MD (15 May 1955). Joseph D'Invilliers, SJ
1955
10b100-200 Philosophy--ReligionTaking its theme from John Donne's famous "Devotion," this book of meditations on the life of the  Booklist Chicago IL (15 June 1955).
1955
10cThe Inner Flamethis is a book written by a man of God for men of God. As such it may also be of value to those menCailliet, Emile New York Times Book Review 60 (27 March 1955):4. Emile Cailliet
1955
10dNo man is an islandLet not the prospective reader be discouraged by another title drawn from the writings of John Donne  Catholic World (June 1955) [:234. Edward H. Peter CSP]. Incomplete copy
1955
10ePurity of Thought Is Prominent in Study of OrderThomas Merton, who is Father Louis in the Cistercian Order at the Abbey of Gethsemani, made aMonroe, Harold Star Fort Worth TX (19 June 1955). Harold Monroe
1955
11aCan a Man Live Only to Himself?This book, by the noted author of "The Seven Storey Mountain," consists of a series of reflectionsO'Brien, John A. Tribune Chicago, IL (26 June 1955). John A. O'Brien
1955
11bCertain Aspects of Spiritual LifeThomas Merton, the prolific writing Trappist monk, aptly describes the latest book from his facile  Republican Springfield Mass (19 Jun 1955). W.J.B.
1955
11cMerton, ThomasIn a note, the author says: "I only desire in this book to share with the reader my own reflectionsGraham, Aelred; R.P. Breaden; Emile Cailliet; and A.F. Wolfe Book Rev Digest (Aug 1955). Contains excerpts of reviews by Aelred Graham, R.P. Breaden, Emile Cailliet, and A.F. Wolfe
1955
11dNo man is an islandThe most useful book since Seven Storey Mountain, for the general reader. Such topics as silence,  America (18 February 1956).
1956
11eNo man is an islandThe most useful book since Seven Storey Mountain, for the general reader. Such topics as silence,  Catholic Messenger Davenport IA (26 February 1956).
1956
11fMerton, ThomasThe author describes this book as "My own reflections on certain aspects of the spiritual life." In  Library Journal NY City (1 September 1955). P.T.
1955
11gDefines 'Real Life' As Spiritual Life"No Man is an Island" by Thomas Merton has been published by Dell in a paper bound reprint edition.Wills, H.B. World Tulsa OK (12 May 1957). H.B. Wills
1957
11hNo man is an islandThis book, says this author (Father Louis of the Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance) is  Plain Dealer Cleveland OH (4 March 1958).
1958
11iNo man is an islandThomas Merton's series of meditations on the basic truths of man's spiritual life, "No Man is an  Globe Sioux City Iowa (14 February 1957).
1957
12aMerton Achieves Real Distinction As Expositor of the Spiritual LifeIt is indeed a rare thing to be permitted to assist at the conversion and gradual unfolding andSimons, John W. Catholic Messenger Davenport IA (28 July 1955). Father John W. Simons
1955
12bWhat Is A Monk?The monastic life is experiencing its most remarkable revival since the middle ages. In "The Silent  Tribune Oakland, CA (13 Jan 1957).
1957
13No man is an islandSt. Thomas in his exposition De Trinitate quotes Peter Lombard to the effect that theologicalSloyan, Gerard S. Worship 29 (September 1955): 495-497. Gerard S. Sloyan
1955
14The Mysticism of Thomas MertonTo judge from the Catholic press, the Church's activity today is as vigorous as it has ever been.Graham, Aelred, OSB Commonweal 62.6 (13 May 1955): 155-159. Aelred Graham
1955
15Merton scholars can benefit from 4 works"No Man Is an Island" was first published in 1955. This is the first large print edition of thisKiser, Thelma Scott Sunday Independent [Ashland KY] (27 July 1986): 12. Thelma Scott Kiser
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16Notes and Meditations by Thomas MertonIn the tradition of personal notes and meditations in which Thomas Merton set himself in an earlierLentfoehr, Therese, SDS Books on Trial 13.6 (April 1955): 311-312. Therese Lentfoehr SDS
1955
17We Are Not IslandsThe regular reader of Fr. Merton's books need only be told that No Man is an Island is a sequelLyons, H.P.C. Month [London] 15 (March 1956): 172-174.
1956
18 Let not the prospective reader be discouraged by another title drawn from the writings of John DonnePeters, Edward H., CSP Catholic World (June 1955): 234.
1955
19 No Man is an Island is an absorbing book which achieves a very difficult task in a remarkably simpleSquire, Aelred, OP Blackfriars 38 (February 1957): 84-85.
1957
20Loving WellThe Merton reprint excepted, all these books on prayer and spirituality touch on two questionsHocken, Peter Tablet [London] 229 (18 January 1975): 58-59.
1975
21 It was said of Paul Claudel that his poetry disclosed a "terrible unity." Claudel's meaning was soHarkins, Frederick A., SJ America 93 (16 April 1955): 79,81.
1955