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The collected poems of Charles Olson

Charles Olson

The collected poems of Charles Olson

excluding the Maximus poems

by Charles Olson

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Published by University of California Press in Berkeley .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes index.

Statementedited by George F. Butterick.
ContributionsButterick, George F.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3529.L655 A17 1987
The Physical Object
Paginationxxxvi, 675 p. ;
Number of Pages675
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2721173M
ISBN 100520057643
LC Control Number86014652

As a result, this astonishing edition is the first full-scale publication of Eigner's serial poetry that gives a comprehensive experience of both the epic scale and meticulously intricate details of his aesthetic vision. About the authors Larry Eigner — was a prominent American poet of the postwar era. University of California Press,pp. Subscribe today In developing his poetics, Olson drew from a wide array of influences, including mythology, the history and geography of Gloucester, and the process philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead. But once you open yourself up to these poems, you will discover yourself entering one of the great kingdoms of the imagination.

No one would ever find you. During these years, he had continued to work on The Maximus Poems, which he never completed. Robert Creeley is Samuel P. Nor have I often met with such lively intellect and such mastery of poetry's resources. Olson effectively turned Black Mountain into an arts center. Description "I have assumed a great deal in the selection of the poems from such a large and various number, making them a discourse unavoidably my own as well as any Olson himself might have chosen to offer.

They'd not been able to shed their jacks when the ship went over, and when he caught them they were going down too. And here lies a major point about this autobiographical expression of how path and trail belong within the same covers: we carry our reading, our influences, with us as they have formed the person who we are. Afterward he devoted much of his life to his craft, living primarily in Gloucester while occasionally accepting visiting professorships at various institutions, including the State University of New York at Buffalo now called the University at Buffalo and the University of Connecticut at Storrs. But Eigner's gift only begins in formal innovation. But most of these will be of little interest to anyone except the already converted or those who wish an idiosyncratic, often almost contrarian entree into American literature.


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The collected poems of Charles Olson book

Editors Donald Allen and Benjamin Friedlander offer helpful annotations throughout, and poet Robert Creeley, who enjoyed a long and mutually influential relationship with Olson, provides the book's introduction.

Nor have I often met with such lively intellect and such mastery of poetry's resources. When Olson knew he was dying of cancer, he instructed his literary executor Charles Boer and others to organize and produce the final book in the sequence following Olson's death.

He was looking idly, as I was, saying nothing. An unforgettable experience of language. Olson's influence has been cited by artists in other media, including Carolee Schneemann and James Tenney. He attended Wesleyan University, from which he received a B. And the remarkable part of it, that it still goes on, still is what counts: the lad from the Fort who recently bought the small white house on Lower Middle the one diagonally across from the handsome brick with the Bullfinch door He stood with me one Sunday and eyed with a like eye a curious ship we'd both come on, tied to the Gas Company wharf.

Formally similar to Ezra Pound's Cantos, the Maximus poems are, in Olson's words, "about a person and a place. In he entered Harvard Universityteaching while completing course work toward a Ph. I was his first publisher, as it happens, and I recall the great excitement and approval given that first collection, From the Sustaining Air, by W.

This Collected Poems testifies to the assiduousness of his work, evidenced not only in the sheer number of poems he wrote and the number of years that he dedicated to that writing, but in the persistence of his perceptual labors—to see truly, to see presently, to see not only things but time, and space, and the interrelations for whose sake perception struggles.

Taking up local issues such as preserving the wetlands and documenting the history of fishermen in the Northeast, Olson's poems are widely read as political, but like the Cantos, they also contain deeply lyrical and personal passages as well. But once you open yourself up to these poems, you will discover yourself entering one of the great kingdoms of the imagination.

The most frequently anthologized pieces are the opening pages, a selection of the letters to Gloucester, and "Cole's Island," a poem from the last volume that describes his encounter with death. Meridian is no mere scrap-book of reminiscences but instead is a carefully wrought accumulation of reflections.

This is no chance quotation and the paragraph had earlier included the suggestion that the pub seemed in its old age to also look back at its youth: both trail and path.

With the publication of The Collected Poems—faithfully reproducing the precise visual and aural relationships envisioned by the author in an equivalently spaced Courier computer font which preserves typewriter spacing—the fact of Eigner's amazing accomplishment can finally be known, appreciated and appraised by a much-better-informed, wider audience.

The acoustics of the sea. Enormous thanks to Grenier and Faville for giving us this definitive edition of this major American poet's life's work. He was puttering in his garden when I came up, looking over his Santa Fe rose. He spent summers in Gloucester, Massachusettswhich was to become his adopted hometown and the focus of his writing.

During these years, he had continued to work on The Maximus Poems, which he never completed. In Januaryhe was offered his choice of two positions including Assistant Secretary of the Treasury and the Cabinet-rank Postmaster General in the Roosevelt administration. In Olson returned to Gloucester, from which he traveled to various colleges for lectures and readings.

Subscribe today In developing his poetics, Olson drew from a wide array of influences, including mythology, the history and geography of Gloucester, and the process philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead.Dec 19,  · "The Collected Prose" brings together in one volume the works published for the most part between andmany 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/5(90). The Principle of Measure in Composition by Field: Projective Verse II Literary Nonfiction. Poetics. Literary Criticism.

Editor Joshua Hoeynck has given the poetry world great service by uncovering two key essays from the Charles Olson Archive at the University of Connecticut, Storrs.

With The Collected Poems an even more impressive Olson emerges. This volume brings together all of Olson's work and extends the poetic accomplishment that influenced a generation.

Charles Olson Quotes

Charles Olson was praised by his contemporaries and emulated by his sylvaindez.com: University of California Press. pageing through it at first glance one detects a couple of blank pages and one thinks 'whatta cheat?'.

on scrutinizing the contents further one finds that Charles Olson not only wrote the poetry, but was also being very particular about the publication of his writings, and the setting up of the same.5/5(1). The collected poems of Charles Olson: excluding the Maximus poems.

[Charles Olson; George F Butterick] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Print book: Poetry: State or province government publication. Educated at Wesleyan and Harvard Universities and the recipient of two Guggenheim Fellowships, Charles Olson had a distinguished career in academia and politics before becoming a serious poet.

He began work on his opus, The Maximus Poems, in the mids, and continued to expand and revise them until his death in