Tag-teaming Bob Dylan and Thomas Merton

Eerdmans: What led you to write The Monk’s Record Player?

Robert Hudson: As a Dylan fan since my teens and a Merton fan since my twenties, I was astounded to learn in my forties that Merton himself had been a huge Dylan fan. Once I started investigating, this fascinating story nearly wrote itself. Merton viewed Dylan as one of the most important and prophetic voices in American poetry, and not only that, but Dylan’s music helped Merton recover from one of the most serious crises in his adult life. Curiously, at the same time, Dylan’s life paralleled Merton’s in many unexpected ways even though the two never met. Since no other book about Merton has explored this soul-to-soul connection, I knew I had to write about it.

Looking forward to this book HERE

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