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Full Name: Thomas Merton
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(1915-1968) Religious writer and poet. Thomas Merton received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia University in 1938 and his Master of Arts from Columbia University in 1939 and taught at Saint Bonaventure's College, Olean, New York. In 1941, he became a Trappist. He wrote numerous books on theology, criticism, and poetry. He lived in Queens, New York.
Author's Timeline:
1940 Cattaraugus County
Merton taught at Saint Bonaventure's College in Olean, New York. 
1939 New York County
Merton attended Columbia University in Manhattan, New York, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1938 and a Master of Arts degree in 1939. 
1915 (Unknown) County
Thomas Merton was born in Prades, France, in 1915. 
1968 (Unknown) County
Thomas Merton died an accidental death in Bangkok, Thailand, in 1968. 
1948 (Unknown) County
The Seven Storey Mountain
Autobiography. 
1962 (Unknown) County
New Seeds of Contemplation
 
1917 Queens County
Thomas Merton's family moved to Flushing, New York, in 1917. 
1947 (Unknown) County
Figures for an Apocalypse
Collection of poetry. 
1968 (Unknown) County
Thomas Merton was interred in Community Cemetery Abbey of Gethsemani, Trappist, Kentucky. 
1949 (Unknown) County
The Tears of the Blind Lions
Collection of poetry. 
1957 (Unknown) County
The Strange Islands
Collection of poetry. 
1949 (Unknown) County
The Waters of Siloe
Nonfiction. 
1953 (Unknown) County
The Sign of Jonas
Nonfiction. 
1967 (Unknown) County
Mystics and Zen Masters
Nonfiction. 
1949 (Unknown) County
Seeds of Contemplation
Collection of meditations. 
1957 (Unknown) County
The Silent Life
Collection of meditations. 

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