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Prof. Michael McGregor publishes Pure Act: The Uncommon Life of Robert Lax
Author: English Department
Posted: September 17, 2015

Professor Michael McGregor's new book Pure Act: The Uncommon Life of Robert Lax (Fordham University Press, 2015) will be released on September 21, 2015.  The book 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. Oregon Book Award-nominated author Brian Doyle (who wrote Mink River) praised the book as "tender, thorough, meticulous, an act of fine and generous and wonderfully sharp-eyed sharp-eared witness. The riveting mystic Robert Lax would have been delighted at the care and reverence with which Michael McGregor celebrates and resurrects and delves an extraordinary American's many-layered life."  

Find the book at Powell's or Amazon.  

McGregor will read from his recent work on Tuesday, February 23, 2016, in SMSU 333; more details about that event will be announced in the coming months.