Seven Storey Mountain was eventually resolved, monastic censors once again grew concerned about Merton's writings on war and peace. Dictionary of Literary Biography Yearbook: 1981. It was an instant success, and even before its publication caused considerable excitement for its publisher. «New Journal February 16, 1953,. Mott explained the change in Merton's style by noting that at the end of the 1950s, "after sixteen years of isolation from social issues, Merton was beginning to feel cut off from what he needed to know." Since radios, televisions, and newspapers were forbidden. «A Dark and Empty Way 284. Man's Search for Meaning: An Introduction to Logotherapy. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that. Though I may know nothing about.
Thomas Merton on Mysticism. New Seeds of Contemplation. The woman, identified only as "M was the object of Merton's deep passion: "I have never seen so much simple, spontaneous, total love he wrote, although stopping short of describing their relationship in sexual terms. Shannon's subject "was a unique monk he stated. He was supracultural, yet not ahistorical. Frustrated, Merton circulated some of his work in mimeographed form that came to be known as the "Cold War Letters." In 1962, Merton was forbidden by his superiors to write about war, but was allowed to write about peace. The Seven Storey Mountain is a book that deeply impresses the mind and the heart for days. The Merton Legacy Trust, devoted to gathering all future Merton scholarship, is also located at Bellarmine. As the book's editor, Christine Bochen, suggested. According to Baker, Merton believed "the poetry which he wrote at that time was the best of his career." The book received favorable reviews, writing in Commonweal that Merton is "easily the most promising of our American Catholic poets." Merton's next book of poetry included. Several critics, including Kramer and Baker, noted a change in Merton's writing sometime between the end of the 1950s and the early 1960s. George Allen and Unwin, 1971,.