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Markings by Dag Hammarskjöld

Markings (1963)

by Dag Hammarskjöld, Dag Hammarskjöld, Dag Hammarskjold

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Hammarskjold's journals were found after his death, with a note to his friend Leif Belfrage that ends, "If you find them worth publishing, you have my permission to do so -- as a sort of 'White Book' concerning my negotiations with myself -- and with God."

Hammarskjold had a strong sense of public service that he said came from "generations of soldiers and government officials on my father's side."

In the Foreword, W. D. Auden states, "Hammarskjold records his gradual discovery of what saying Yes to his neighbour and to Fate would mean and involve, and the various tribulations and temptations, of the Flesh, the World and the Devil, which made this so hard for him, as they do for all of us, to say."
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Only the hand that erases can write the true thing.
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Dag Hammarskjöldprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hammarskjöld, Dagmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Hammarskjold, Dagmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Auden, W.H.Introductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sjöberg, LeifTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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1925-1930: Thus It Was- I am being driven forward/ Into an unknown land
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Universally known and admired as a peacemaker, Dag Hammarskjöld concealed a remarkable intense inner life which he recorded over several decades in this journal of poems and spiritual meditations, left to be published after his death. A dramatic account of spiritual struggle, Markings has inspired hundreds of thousands of readers since it was first published in 1964.

Markings is distinctive, as W.H. Auden remarks in his foreword, as a record of "the attempt by a professional man of action to unite in one life the via activa and the via contemplativa." It reflects its author's efforts to live his creed, his belief that all men are equally the children of God and that faith and love require of him a life of selfless service to others. For Hammarskjöld, "the road to holiness necessarily passes through the world of action." Markings is not only a fascinating glimpse of the mind of a great man, but also a moving spiritual classic that has left its mark on generations of readers.

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