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Pure Act: The Uncommon Life of Robert Lax

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Fordham University Press 2015
Hardback with dust jacket
As new - slightly bumped corners on dust jacket, small marks to page edges when closed , crease along spine. Otherwise fine.

Part of the Catholic Practice in North America series. 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. Written by a writer who met Lax in Greece when he was a young seeker himself and visited him regularly over fifteen years, Pure Act is an intimate look at an extraordinary but little-known life. Much more than just a biography, it's a tale of adventure, an exploration of friendship, an anthology of wisdom, and a testament to the liberating power of living an uncommon life.

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Author(s):
McGregor, Michael N.
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
16x24cm
Edition:
First edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0823268012
ISBN-13:
9780823268016
Number of pages:
450
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
Title:
Pure Act: The Uncommon Life of Robert Lax

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Fordham University Press 2015
Hardback with dust jacket
As new - slightly bumped corners on dust jacket, small marks to page edges when closed , crease along spine. Otherwise fine.

Part of the Catholic Practice in North America series. 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. Written by a writer who met Lax in Greece when he was a young seeker himself and visited him regularly over fifteen years, Pure Act is an intimate look at an extraordinary but little-known life. Much more than just a biography, it's a tale of adventure, an exploration of friendship, an anthology of wisdom, and a testament to the liberating power of living an uncommon life.

Author(s):
McGregor, Michael N.
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
16x24cm
Edition:
First edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0823268012
ISBN-13:
9780823268016
Number of pages:
450
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
Title:
Pure Act: The Uncommon Life of Robert Lax

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