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Olson, Charles 1910-1970

Overview
Works: 1,128 works in 2,333 publications in 4 languages and 51,090 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Personal correspondence  Essays  Literary criticism  Interviews  History  Handbooks and manuals  Study guides 
Subject Headings: Poets, American 
Roles: Author, Narrator, htt, Former owner, Performer, Author of introduction, Lyricist, Contributor, Interviewee
Classifications: PS3529.L655, 811.54
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Most widely held works by Charles Olson
American poetry : the twentieth century( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2,348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains over 1500 poems by more than 200 well-known American poets, including Langston Hughes, T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Robert Frost, and Wallace Stevens
Collected prose by Charles Olson( )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prose writings of Charles Olson (1910-1970) have had a far-reaching and continuing impact on post-World War II American poetics. Olson's theories, which made explicit the principles of his own poetics and those of the Black Mountain poets, were instrumental in defining the sense of the postmodern in poetry and form the basis of most postwar free verse. The Collected Prose brings together in one volume the works published for the most part between 1946 and 1969, many of which are now out of print. A valuable companion to editions of Olson's poetry, the book backgrounds the poetics, preoccupations, and fascinations that underpin his great poems. Included are Call Me Ishmael, a classic of American literary criticism the influential essays "Projective Verse" and "Human Universe" and essays, book reviews, and Olson's notes on his studies. In these pieces one can trace the development of his new science of man, called "muthologos," a radical mix of myth and phenomenology that Olson offered in opposition to the mechanistic discourse and rationalizing policy he associated with America's wars in Europe and Asia
Selected letters by Charles Olson( )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this volume, edited and annotated by Ralph Maud, we see Olson at the height of his powers and also at his most human. The nearly two hundred letters, selected from a known three thousand, demonstrate the wide range of Olson's interests and the depth of his concern for the future. As we read through the letters, which span the years from 1931, when Olson was an undergraduate in college, to his death in 1970, a fascinating portrait of this complex poet and thinker emerges."--Jacket
Call me Ishmael by Charles Olson( Book )

89 editions published between 1901 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of critical essays on Melville and his works. Also includes a chronology of events in the author's life
Herman Melville by Newton Arvin( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1,273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A collection of critical essays on Melville and his works. Also includes a chronology of events in the author's life."--
The collected poems of Charles Olson : excluding the Maximus poems by Charles Olson( Book )

25 editions published between 1980 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Background information accompanies Olson's poems about myths, mortality, language, love, nature, marriage, music, and time
The Maximus poems by Charles Olson( Book )

72 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,072 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Praised by his contemporaries and emulated by his successors, Charles Olson (1910-1970) was declared by William Carlos Williams to be a major poet with a sweep of understanding of the world, a feeling for other men that staggers me. This complete edition brings together the three volumes of Olson's long poem (originally published in 1960, 1968, and 1975) in an authoritative version
An open map : the correspondence of Robert Duncan and Charles Olson by Robert Edward Duncan( )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The correspondence of Robert Duncan and Charles Olson is one of the foundational literary exchanges of twentieth-century American poetry. The 130 letters collected in this volume begin in 1947 just after the two poets first meet in Berkeley, California, and continue to Olson's death in January 1970"--Amazon.com
Archaeologist of morning by Charles Olson( Book )

22 editions published between 1970 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The distances; poems by Charles Olson( Book )

19 editions published between 1958 and 1961 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maximus poems IV, V, VI by Charles Olson( Book )

14 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected poems by Charles Olson( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Olson, the poet who coined the word post-modern and helped shape the generation that would emerge under its mantle, is known for the immense range of his intellectual and poetic reach. Here, in this selection by Robert Creeley, Olson's personal friend and literary ally, is the more "intimate order" of the poet who sought to embrace all of history and human thought. Olson came from working-class immigrant roots in a Massachusetts mill town. A scholar of profound originality and vision, he worked for Roosevelt's administration during the war years, then at Black Mountain, the prototypical experimental college and enclave of avantgarde writers and artists. In 1957 he settled in Gloucester, a town on the shore north of Boston where he had spent summers as a child. It was Gloucester, with its richness of history and human use, that provided the ground of The Maximus Poems, begun as letters some years before and which over the next two decades grew into a masterwork of epic dimensions
Human universe, and other essays by Charles Olson( Book )

18 editions published between 1867 and 1967 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A nation of nothing but poetry : supplementary poems by Charles Olson( Book )

7 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mayan letters by Charles Olson( Book )

24 editions published between 1953 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Maximus poems by Charles Olson( Book )

12 editions published between 1968 and 1975 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fiery hunt and other plays by Charles Olson( Book )

8 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Additional prose: A bibliography on America, Proprioception & other notes & essays by Charles Olson( Book )

10 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetry and truth; the Beloit lectures and poems by Charles Olson( Book )

6 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The special view of history by Charles Olson( Book )

11 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Collected proseSelected lettersCall me IshmaelHerman MelvilleThe collected poems of Charles Olson : excluding the Maximus poemsThe Maximus poemsSelected poemsA nation of nothing but poetry : supplementary poemsThe fiery hunt and other plays
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Olson, Charles

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