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When prophecy still had a voice : the letters of Thomas Merton and Robert Lax

Author: Thomas Merton; Robert Lax; Arthur W Biddle
Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©2001.
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Records and correspondence
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Merton, Thomas, 1915-1968.
When prophecy still had a voice.
Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©2001
(OCoLC)606491381
Named Person: Thomas Merton; Robert Lax; Robert Lax; Thomas Merton; Thomas Merton; Robert Lax
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Merton; Robert Lax; Arthur W Biddle
ISBN: 081312168X 9780813121680
OCLC Number: 43287636
Description: xx, 448 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword by Brother Patrick Hart, OCSO --
Introduction --
Thomas Merton chronology --
Robert Lax chronology --
Letters. Part 1: 1938-1941 --
Part 2: 1942-1951 --
Part 3: 1952-1960 --
Part 4: 1961-1964 --
Part 5: 1965-1968 --
An interview with Robert Lax --
A poem for Thomas Merton by Robert Lax.
Responsibility: edited by Arthur W. Biddle.

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When Thomas Merton (1915-1968) was 20 years old, he met Robert Lax (1915-), who was to become his best friend. In 1941 Merton entered into the Abbey of Gethsemani; he and Lax saw each other only four  Read more...

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