Follow the Ecstasy by John Howard Griffin
The Hermitage Years of Thomas Merton

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The author of Black Like Me takes readers inside the world of Thomas Merton, presenting an intimate look at the last critical years of his life--the period that coincided with the monk's long-sought permission to withdraw to a hermitage on the monastery grounds of Gethsemani. This edition includes a rare selection of Griffin's photographs of Merton and his hermitage.
 

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John Howard Griffin is best known as the author of the classic "Black Like Me," first published in 1961, an account of his experiences traveling through the American deep South disguised as a black man. He was also an accomplished photographer and the author of several other books, including "A Hidden Wholeness: The Visual World of Thomas Merton "and" Scattered Shadows: A Memoir of Blindness and Vision, Robert Bonazzi is a columnist for the "San Antonio-Express News." He is the author of "Fictive Music," "Living the Borrowed Life," and the critically acclaimed biography of author John Howard Griffin, "Man in the Mirror," He lives in San Antonio, Texas.
 
Published February 1, 1993 by Orbis Books. 158 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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