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The monk's record player : Thomas Merton, Bob Dylan, and the perilous summer of 1966

Title
The monk's record player : Thomas Merton, Bob Dylan, and the perilous summer of 1966 / Robert Hudson ; foreword by David Dalton.
ISBN
9780802875204
0802875203
Publication
Grand Rapids, Michigan : William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2018.
Copyright Notice Date
©2018
Physical Description
xiv, 249 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary
"In 1965 Thomas Merton fulfilled a twenty-four-year-old 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"--Amazon.com.
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
April 12, 2018
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-234) and index.
Contents
Prologue: Sunday, March 6, 1966
Part one. Utopian hermit monk (April 1941 to August 1965)
A new man
Manuscript accepted
The call to solitude
This little house
Dylan interlude no. 1: Bringing it all back home
Part two. She speaks like silence (March to July 1966)
The invented backbone
Silver dagger
The absurd man
The soundtrack
Dylan interlude no. 2: I do believe I've had enough
Part three. The lonesome sparrow sings (July 1966 to October 1968)
Sort of a Bob Dylan thing
The American Villon
A new consciousness
Prophetic voices
Dylan interlude no. 3: Join the monk
Ascension
Epilogue.
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