WorldCat Identities

Lax, Robert

Overview
Works: 260 works in 370 publications in 2 languages and 3,898 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  Biography  Diaries  Poetry  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Signer, Interviewee, Illustrator, Other, Creator, Performer, Conceptor, Artist
Classifications: PS3523.A972, 811.54
Publication Timeline
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posthumous Publications by Robert Lax, published posthumously.
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Most widely held works by Robert Lax
A catch of anti-letters by Thomas Merton ( Book )
8 editions published between 1978 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When prophecy still had a voice : the letters of Thomas Merton and Robert Lax by Thomas Merton ( Book )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 430 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."--BOOK JACKET
Circus days & nights by Robert Lax ( Book )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Brings together three critically acclaimed long poems about the circus in a collection by one of America's leading minimalist poets
A thing that is by Robert Lax ( Book )
5 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
singleness of purpose
Merton a film biography of Thomas Merton ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a study of the life of Thomas Merton, Trappist monk, author, philosopher, and activist, drawing upon archival film, still photographs, interviews, and readings from Merton's writings
33 poems by Robert Lax ( Book )
4 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 165 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 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Poems (1962-1997) by Robert Lax ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The ABCs of Robert Lax ( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Speaking into silence by Robert Lax ( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 41 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'."--BOOK JACKET
New poems by Robert Lax ( Book )
2 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
27th & 4th by Robert Lax ( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New poems, 1962/1985 by Robert Lax ( Book )
6 editions published between 1966 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 28 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 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fables by Robert Lax ( Book )
1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thought by Robert Lax ( Book )
1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Robert Lax and concrete poetry : the ChemicalBank annual exhibition by Burchfield Art Center ( Book )
2 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 23 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 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selections by Robert Lax ( Book )
3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The light--the shade by Robert Lax ( Book )
3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Audience level: 0.57 (from 0.28 for Love had a ... to 0.98 for Fables ...)
Languages
English (95)
German (7)
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