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The Seven Storey Mountain

Famous Merton Book Must Be Recalled Due to Censorship

Mark Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Mark Shaw

Thomas Merton's story, as portrayed in The Seven Storey Mountain, was an intentionally watered-down version of what really occurred during his pre-Gethsemani years- the result of a concerted effort to disguise a tormented sinner as some sort of a plastic saint rehabilitated through monastic practices.

The Thomas Merton Book 'They' Don't Want You to Read

Mark Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Mark Shaw

Every author risks unfavorable review when he or she writes a book. Hemingway received poor reviews and contemporary writers have also not been immune to such undesirable reception.