Thomas Merton, monk and poet a critical study by George Woodcock

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Published by Canongate in Edinburgh .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Merton, Thomas, -- 1915-1968,
  • Poets, American -- 20th century -- Biography,
  • Trappists -- United States -- Biography

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Book details

StatementGeorge Woodcock.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3525E7174 Z92 1978b
The Physical Object
Pagination200 p. :
Number of Pages200
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21464627M
ISBN 10090393762X
OCLC/WorldCa4951848

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