Pure Act The Uncommon Life Of Robert Lax

Pure Act The Uncommon Life Of Robert Lax

by McGregor, Michael N.

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Pure Act tells the story of poet Robert Lax, whose quest to live a true life as both an artist and a spiritual seeker inspired Thomas Merton, Jack Kerouac, William Maxwell and a host of other writers, artists and ordinary people. Known in the U.S. primarily as Merton's best friend and in Europe as a daringly original avant-garde poet, Lax left behind a promising New York writing career to travel with a circus, live among immigrants in post-war Marseilles and settle on a series of remote Greek islands where he learned and recorded the simple wisdom of the local people. Born a Jew, he became a Catholic and found the authentic community he sought in Greek Orthodox fishermen and sponge divers.

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Product Details

  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: FORDHAM UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • ISBN: 9780823268016
  • Publication Date: 09/22/2015