The monks record player thomas merton bob dylan and the perilous summer of 1966 robert hudson david dalton on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers the story of a monk a minstrel and the music that brought them together 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. The monks record player thomas merton bob dylan and the perilous summer of 1966 merton was also a worldly monk who traveled outside the monastery walls at the abbey of gethsemani in . The monks record player hardcover thomas merton bob dylan and the perilous summer of 1966 by robert hudson david dalton foreword by william b eerdmans publishing company 9780802875204 263pp. The monks record player is a functional and well written precis of thomas mertons early life his struggles as a hermit monk in the world his unconsummated love affair with a young nurse and his well any writer who likes dylan has felt those urges. But there youd be dead wrong in the end its bob hudsons love for thomas merton and bob dylan thats the alchemical fire that makes this book work as curious as this cockamamie pairing is the monks record player is a meditation on inspiration contact highs and the unknowable workings of the cosmos publishers weekly
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