New York: Mentor-Omega Books / The New American Library, 1965. First Paperback Edition. Collection of essays in which Merton discusses the relation of the person to the social organization, discussing topics like Christianity and Totalitarianism, the Philosophy of Solitude, and the Power and Meaning of Love. A good association copy, inscribed to Merton's primary paperback publisher. Dell'Isola A34b. Item #3829
First Printing. Octavo (17.75cm); illustrated card wrappers; xiv,15-222,pp. Inscribed by Merton on the preliminary leaf to Kurt Enoch, his publisher at Signet: "For Kurt Enoch / with best wishes / Thomas Merton." Some trivial wear along upper edge, tiny stress crease to rear wrapper, else very Near Fine.