|From The Publisher*
|Born in 1915, Thomas Merton went through a lifelong journey of exploration, discovery and insight. The influences on his thought were numerous-from Eastern spirituality to Jonathan Swift and Albert Camus-and the influence of his writings on Catholic spirituality is profound and unalterable. The Unquiet Monk is a thoughtful look at Merton and what shaped his thinking. Opening with a biography of his life, the book goes on to explore Merton's poetry, his journeys around the world, and the major figures in his life. Absorbing and reflective, Higgin's book travels through the solitary, passionate and brilliant mind of one of the 20th Century's greatest Catholic thinkers.