flag uk * THE MONK'S RECORD PLAYER

     In 1965 writer-activist-monk Thomas Merton fulfilled a twenty-four-year dream and went to live as a hermit beyond the walls of his Trappist monastery. Seven months later, after a secret romance with a woman half his age, he was in danger of losing it all. Yet on the very day that his abbot uncovered the affair, Merton found solace in an unlikely place—the songs of Bob Dylan, who, as fate would have it, was experiencing his own personal and creative crises during the summer of 1966.

- THOMAS MERTON, BOB DYLAN, AND THE PERILOUS SUMMER OF 1966, by Robert Hudson, William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company.

the monk's record player Bob Dylan book
2018, 224 pages. ISBN 978-0802875204
the monk's record player paperback Bob Dylan book
2019, 249 pages, paperback. ISBN 978-0-8028-7755-0