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Striving Towards Being: The Letters of Thomas Merton and Czeslaw Milosz

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01Secular Days, Sacred MomentsFor 10 years (1958-68) the poet and essayist Czeslaw Milosz and the poet and monk Thomas MertonColes, Robert America 176.3 (1 February 1997): 6. Robert Coles
02Five Volumes & CountingWriting to Thomas Merton in 1960, the poet Czeslaw Milosz reflected that we moderns "lack an imagePrusak, Bernard G. Commonweal 124.15 (12 September 1997): 36-37. Bernard G. Prusak
03Robert Faggen, ed.Robert Faggen's edition of these letters traces the spiritual journey and growing friendship of twoOrding, Dominic Cross Currents 48 (Winter 1998-1999): 559-560. Dominic Ording
04Striving towards Being: The Letters of Thomas Merton and Czeslaw MiloszTwo men acquainted with solitude, one a Trappist monk, the other a political exile, engaged for aFord, Kathleen C. Journal of Religion and Health 36.2 (June 1997): 177-179. Kathleen C. Ford.
05Merton, Thomas & Czeslaw MiloszThe correspondence between two outstanding people can produce great insights. Merton (Searching forMasuchika, Glenn Library Journal 121.20 (December 1996): 100. Glenn Masuchika.
06Epistolary eavesdroppingWho among us hasn't wished at some point to eavesdrop on the conversation of great writers? ThosePettingell, Phoebe New Leader 80.5 (24 March 1997): 13-14. Phoebe Pettingell
07Striving Towards Being: The Letter of Thomas Merton and Czeslaw MiloszThis is one of those books that touches your soul and stays with you. It records the exchanges ofCarrigan, Henry Publishers Weekly 243.49 (2 December 1996): 51. Henry Carrigan
08Striving Towards Being: The Letters of Thomas Merton and Czeslaw MiloszWhat are friends for? The question is usually posed as thought the answer were self-evident: friendsBayles, Martha Wilson Quarterly 22.3 (Summer 1998): 107-108. Martha Bayles
09Striving Towards Being: The Letters of Thomas Merton and Czeslaw MiloszAlthough it may be true that some readers will reach for this volume because of their interest inMaciuszko, Jerzy J. World Literature Today 71.4 (Autumn 1997): 883. Jerzy J. Maciuszko
10 The rare opportunity to share an intimate conversation of singular poetic depth is touching, fromSchroeder, Steve Booklist [Chicago] 93.11 (1 February 1997): 909.
11Oblicza BetiiTo ksiazka fascynujaca.Krasucki, Piotr Wiez 45.46 (April 2004): 131-133.
12 In 1958, the author of the then-unpublished "Cold War Letters" wrote anDeihl, Marcia Harvard Review 12 (Spring 1997): 209-210.
SEASONALWe have to regain our sense of being"We have to get used to our total moral isolation. It is going to get worse. We have to regain ourQuenon, Paul, OSCO Merton Seasonal 22:1 (Spring 1997): 31-32.