A Time to Keep Silence (New York Review Books Classics) by Patrick Leigh Fermor PDF

By Patrick Leigh Fermor

ISBN-10: 0719539633

ISBN-13: 9780719539633

ISBN-10: 1590172442

ISBN-13: 9781590172445

whereas nonetheless undefined, Patrick Leigh Fermor made his means throughout Europe, as mentioned in his vintage memoirs, A Time of Gifts and Between the Woods and the Water. in the course of international conflict II, he fought with neighborhood partisans opposed to the Nazi occupiers of Crete. yet in A Time to maintain Silence, Leigh Fermor writes a few extra inward trip, describing his numerous sojourns in a few of Europe’s oldest and such a lot venerable monasteries. He remains on the Abbey of St. Wandrille, an outstanding repository of artwork and studying; at Solesmes, recognized for its revival of Gregorian chant; and at the deeply ascetic Trappist monastery of l. a. Grande Trappe, the place clergymen take a vow of silence. ultimately, he visits the rock monasteries of Cappadocia, hewn from the stony spires of a moonlike panorama, the place he seeks a few hint of the lifetime of the earliest Christian anchorites.

More than a background or go back and forth magazine, even if, this pretty brief ebook is a meditation at the that means of silence and solitude for contemporary existence. Leigh Fermor writes, “In the seclusion of a cell—an life whose quietness is just diversified via the silent food, the solemnity of formality, and lengthy solitary walks within the woods—the afflicted waters of the brain develop nonetheless and transparent, and lots more and plenty that's hidden away and all that clouds it floats to the skin and should be skimmed away; and after a time one reaches a country of peace that is unthought of within the usual world.”

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