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Time to Keep Silence

ISBN-10: 1590172442
ISBN-13: 9781590172445
Edition: 2007
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Description: Patrick Leigh Fermor set off as a teenager to make his way across Europe, as recorded in his classic memoirs,A Time of GiftsandBetween the Woods and the Water. Later he fought with local partisans against the Nazi occupiers of Crete.A Time to Keep  More...

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Book details

List price: $12.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: New York Review of Books, Incorporated, The
Publication date: 10/30/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

Patrick Leigh Fermor set off as a teenager to make his way across Europe, as recorded in his classic memoirs,A Time of GiftsandBetween the Woods and the Water. Later he fought with local partisans against the Nazi occupiers of Crete.A Time to Keep Silencestands out among Leigh Fermor’s various tales of travel and adventure because it is more an inward than an outward voyage. Here Leigh Fermor chronicles his several sojourns in some of Europe’s oldest and most celebrated monasteries. He stays at the Abbey of Wandrille, a great repository of art and learning; at Solesmes, famous for its revival of Gregorian Chant; and finally at the deeply ascetic Trappist monastery of La Grande Trappe, where monks take a vow of silence. Finally, he pays a visit to the abandoned rock monasteries of Cappadocia, cells and chapels hewn from the stony spires of a moonlike landscape, a place where he seeks to some trace of the life of the earliest Christian anchorites. Throughout this short, entrancing book Leigh Fermor thinks hard about the meaning of silence and solitude for modern life, especially for those who, like himself, are not a member of any church. Leigh Fermor writes, “In the seclusion of a cell–an existence whose quietness is only varied by the silent meals, the solemnity of ritual, and long solitary walks in the woods–the troubled waters of the mind grow still and clear, and much that is hidden away and all that clouds it floats to the surface and can be skimmed away; and after a time one reaches a state of peace that is unthought of in the ordinary world.”

Patrick Leigh Fermor was born in London, England on February 11, 1915. During World War II, he was the architect of the kidnapping of the commander of the German garrison on Crete. He wrote several books including A Time of Gifts, Between the Woods and the Water, The Traveller's Tree, The Violins of Saint-Jacques, Mani, and Roumeli. He was also a translator. He received a military OBE in 1943. He died on June 10, 2011 at the age of 96.

Karen Armstrong is one of the foremost commentators on religious affairs in both Britain and the United States. She spent seven years as a Roman Catholic nun and received a degree at Oxford University.

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