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Hermit's Guide to Home Economics

English · Paperback / Softback


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Informationen zum Autor Robert Lax (1915-2000) was born in Olean, New York. At Columbia University he studied with Mark Van Doren and there began friendships with his classmates Thomas Merton and the painter Ad Reinhardt. He then worked as a university lecturer, film critic, script writer, and editor at the New Yorker. In 1962 he moved to the Greek islands, where he spent most of the last four decades of his life. Klappentext 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.  Zusammenfassung Three medium-length poems by America's forgotten hermit poet and master of concrete minimalism.

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Authors Robert Lax
Assisted by Paul Spaeth (Editor)
Publisher New Directions
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 07.04.2015
EAN 9780811223294
ISBN 978-0-8112-2329-4
No. of pages 64
Dimensions 155 mm x 230 mm x 4 mm
Series New Directions Poetry Pamphlet
Subject Fiction > Poetry, drama

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