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Olson, Charles 1910-1970

Overview
Works: 1,107 works in 2,302 publications in 4 languages and 51,861 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Personal correspondence  Essays  Literary criticism  History  Handbooks and manuals  Study guides  Literature 
Subject Headings: Poets, American 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Former owner, htt, Author of introduction, Performer, Lyricist, 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 2,346 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 2,333 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( )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,996 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 )

90 editions published between 1901 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,773 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 1,254 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 Maximus poems by Charles Olson( Book )

70 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,064 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
The collected poems of Charles Olson : excluding the Maximus poems by Charles Olson( Book )

24 editions published between 1980 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Background information accompanies Olson's poems about myths, mortality, language, love, nature, marriage, music, and time
An open map : the correspondence of Robert Duncan and Charles Olson by Robert Duncan( )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 929 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 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The distances; poems by Charles Olson( Book )

24 editions published between 1950 and 2017 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human universe, and other essays by Charles Olson( Book )

18 editions published between 1867 and 1967 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected poems by Charles Olson( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the more than three hundred poems making up The Maximus Poems and the comparable number in Olson's Collected Poems, Creeley's selection makes available for the first time an essential sampling of Olson's poetry. Included are paradigmatic early works like "The Kingfishers," which Guy Davenport called "the most modern of American poems, the most energetically influential text in the last thirty-five years," as well as familiar pieces from Maximus like "Maximus, to Gloucester" and "Celestial Evening." Also represented are less known poems, such as "The chain of memory is resurrection" and "The Lamp," works that reveal a more personal side of this major American poet. Together these poems demonstrate Olson's genius and grace, a poet as at home in Gloucester as in the cosmos, a reckoner with dreams and myths, and "Western man at the limit of himself."
Mayan letters by Charles Olson( Book )

24 editions published between 1953 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 402 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 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Maximus poems by Charles Olson( Book )

11 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 350 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 349 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 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The special view of history by Charles Olson( Book )

10 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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American poetry : the twentieth century
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Collected proseSelected lettersCall me IshmaelHerman MelvilleThe Maximus poemsThe collected poems of Charles Olson : excluding the Maximus poemsSelected poemsA nation of nothing but poetry : supplementary poems
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Olson, Charles

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