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Lax, Robert

Overview
Works: 338 works in 567 publications in 3 languages and 6,193 library holdings
Genres: Personal correspondence  Biographies  Poetry  Biographical films  Musical settings  Diaries  Songs  Documentary films  Interviews  Concrete poetry 
Roles: Author, Signer, Photographer, Contributor, Editor, Interviewee, Other, Illustrator, Lyricist, Performer, wat, Narrator, Creator, Author of introduction, Artist, Conceptor, Scenarist
Classifications: PS3523.A972, 811.54
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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 433 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
A catch of anti-letters by Thomas Merton( Book )

7 editions published between 1978 and 1994 in English and held by 429 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
The arc in the sky by Kile Smith( )

2 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Merton : a film biography of Thomas Merton( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 274 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
Circus days & nights by Robert Lax( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 241 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
33 poems by Robert Lax( Book )

7 editions published between 1987 and 2019 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The American poet Robert Lax belongs to the generation of Thomas Merton, Beat poetry, Abstract Expressionism, and the compositions of John Cage. Yet he stands out as this era's most intriguing minimalist poet, gaining this reputation through a constant questioning of the universe and our idea about it. His poetry varies from fables and parables to clear-cut columns of words, from his account of a day at the circus as a vision of creation to his own insistent and mystical search for truth. 33 Poems presents the quintessential gathering of Lax's work, including Sea & Sky and The Circus of the Sun, 'perhaps the greatest English-language poem of this century' (The New York Times)"--
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

Singleness of purpose
Poems (1962-1997) by Robert Lax( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The circus of the sun by Robert Lax( Book )

6 editions published between 1959 and 1960 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New poems by Robert Lax( Book )

10 editions published between 1962 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 68 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 immeasurable equation : the collected poetry and prose by Sun Ra( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Komplet samling af digte og prosatekster af den amerikanske jazzmusiker, pianist og komponist Sun Ra (1914-1993)
The ABCs of Robert Lax( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speaking into silence by Robert Lax( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 37 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
Fables by Robert Lax( Book )

4 editions published between 1970 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

27th & 4th by Robert Lax( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thought by Robert Lax( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sea poem by Robert Lax( Book )

6 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 1981 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 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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When prophecy still had a voice : the letters of Thomas Merton and Robert Lax
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A catch of anti-lettersCircus days & nightsA thing that isThe immeasurable equation : the collected poetry and proseSpeaking 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, sage
Alternative Names
Lax, Robert 1915-2000

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Languages
English (124)

German (14)

French (1)