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Lax, Robert

Overview
Works: 264 works in 420 publications in 3 languages and 4,312 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  Biography  Biographical films  Diaries  Documentary films  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Periodicals  Poetry  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Signer, Illustrator, Other, Creator, Performer, Conceptor, Editor, Artist, Interviewee, Contributor
Classifications: PS3523.A972, 811.54
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A catch of anti-letters by Thomas Merton( Book )

7 editions published between 1978 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Between 1962 and 1967, two solitary friends, both contemplatives, engaged in a playful exchange of letters- Thomas Merton from Gethsemani, the Trappist monastery in Kentucky. Bob Lax from self-imposed exile in the Greek islands. The friendship that began between Columbia University undergraduates and flourished for the 27 years of Merton's monkhood has generated more serious correspondence, but this intimate collection was edited by the prolific monk before his accidental death in 1968, in Thailand. The letters are filled with inside jokes, literary amusements, and reminiscences about Columbia. Merton adds Zen drawings: Lax, experimental poems.".--back cover
When prophecy still had a voice : the letters of Thomas Merton and Robert Lax by Thomas Merton( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thomas Merton (1915-1968) was a twenty-year-old sophomore when he was introduced to fellow student Robert Lax (1915-2000) in the Columbia University cafeteria in 1935. They were brought together by an admiration for each other's writing as it appeared in the college humor magazine. Upon graduation in 1938, Merton converted to Roman Catholicism and Lax began graduate study in English and took a job at the New Yorker. Three years later, Merton entered the Abbey of Gethsemani, and he and Lax saw each other only four more times. Yet their friendship was sustained for the next thirty-three years through an amazing correspondence." "These letters of two poets and solitaries betray a giddy delight in wordplay, unconstrained by rules of grammar or conventions of spelling. Puns, portmanteaus, and inside jokes abound. The thiry-year exchange began when Merton dashed off a note on June 17, 1938, after spending a week with Lax's family. The final epistle in their correspondence was written by Lax on December 8, 1968. Merton died in Bangkok five days later and never received it." "Arthur Biddle spent nearly ten years collecting every letter known to exist between Merton and Lax, a total of 346, two-thirds of which have never been published. Biddle provides chronologies of their lives and, through unobtrusive notes, places events and people in context within the letters. This volume also includes the text of a rare interview with Lax."--Jacket
Merton : a film biography of Thomas Merton( Visual )

2 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using photographs, archival footage and interviews with his friends, presents the life of Thomas Merton, a Trappist monk whose writings on spirituality and peace influenced a generation of social activists and artists
A thing that is by Robert Lax( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Lax is one of the most original and important American poets of this century. His work is firmly rooted in the American avant garde tradition, a generation of artists that includes John Cage, William Burroughs and the Abstract Expressionist painters. This is his first volume of all new poems to be published in America since the 60s. Much as Bowles chose Tangier, Lax chose the Greek islands. After working in the 40s and 50s as an editor for the New Yorker, a film
33 poems by Robert Lax( Book )

4 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems (1962-1997) by Robert Lax( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The circus of the sun by Robert Lax( Book )

5 editions published between 1959 and 1960 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New poems by Robert Lax( Book )

8 editions published between 1962 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hermit's guide to home economics by Robert Lax( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three medium-length poems by America's forgotten hermit poet and master of concrete minimalism. Robert Lax's Hermit's Guide to Home Economics combines three long poems the poet composed on the Island of Patmos, where he lived a life separated from the rest of the world in the natural setting of that desert isle. Lax writes humorously about his "hermit" life, as if he were King Solomon doing a stand-up routine. But he also writes like a mystic whose surroundings speak to him, and uses the whole field of the page to explore the full potential of the word as image, and the poet as citizen. --Provided by publisher
The ABCs of Robert Lax( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speaking into silence by Robert Lax( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is a small memorial to that voice which was finally silenced in September 2000. It contains a previously unpublished interview with Lax, an essay about visits to the Lax archive, and a memorial poem, as well as Robert Lax himself 'on Poetry and Language'."--Jacket
27th & 4th by Robert Lax( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fables by Robert Lax( Book )

3 editions published between 1970 and 1983 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The light--the shade by Robert Lax( Book )

4 editions published between 1984 and 1989 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thought by Robert Lax( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

3 [i.e. Three] or 4 poems about the sea by Robert Lax( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Lax and concrete poetry : the ChemicalBank annual exhibition by Robert Lax( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Circus = Zirkus = Cirque = Circo by Robert Lax( Book )

5 editions published in 1981 in 3 languages and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poem for Thomas Merton by Robert Lax( Book )

2 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psalm by Robert Lax( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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When prophecy still had a voice : the letters of Thomas Merton and Robert Lax
Alternative Names
Robert Lax Amerikaans auteur (1915-2000)

Robert Lax poeta statunitense

Robert Lax US-amerikanischer Autor, Lyriker und Publizist

Лакс, Роберт

Languages
English (105)

German (11)

French (1)

Covers
When prophecy still had a voice : the letters of Thomas Merton and Robert LaxA thing that isSpeaking into silenceMerton and friends : a joint biography of Thomas Merton, Robert Lax, and Edward RiceThe way of the dreamcatcher : spirit lessons with Robert Lax, poet, peacemaker, sageRobert LaxMystic Street : meditations on a spiritual path