Robert Lax (Olean, US, 1915 – Olean, US, 2000). Described as “a pilgrim in search of beautiful innocence” by Jack Kerouac, Robert Lax wrote a dozen novels and hundred of poems throughout his singular life. Following the release of his most acclaimed work “Circus of the Sun” in 1959, Lax’s poetry became increasingly minimalist over the years until some of his works would use single syllables. Lax exiled himself in 1965 on the Greek island of Patmos where he followed a spiritual path, largely reflected in his later writings.
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