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Olson, Charles 1910-1970

Overview
Works: 995 works in 1,872 publications in 5 languages and 42,745 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Literature  Interviews  History  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Former owner, Author of introduction, Performer, Interviewee, Other, Lyricist
Classifications: PS3529.L655, 811.54
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Call me Ishmael by Charles Olson( Book )

84 editions published between 1947 and 1997 in 5 languages and held by 1,741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Maximus poems by Charles Olson( Book )

43 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Maximus Poems is one of the high achievements of twentieth-century American letters and an essential poem in the postmodern canon. It stands out, in Hayden Carruth's words, as "a huge and truly angelic effort," matching the dimensions of its hero's name and returning poetry to its Homeric and Hesiodic scope. This complete edition of The Maximus Poems brings together the three volumes of Charles Olson's long poem (originally published in 1960, 1968, and 1975, and long out of print) in an authoritative version edited according to the highest standards of textual criticism. Errors in the previous editions have been corrected, twenty-nine new poems added, and the sequence of the final poems modified in the light of the editor's research among the poet's papers. --University of California Press
The collected poems of Charles Olson : excluding the Maximus poems by Charles Olson( Book )

19 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

16 editions published between 1970 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The distances; poems by Charles Olson( Book )

19 editions published between 1950 and 1961 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters for Origin, 1950-1956 by Charles Olson( Book )

22 editions published between 1968 and 1989 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 1968 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 1867 and 1967 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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

Mayan letters by Charles Olson( Book )

18 editions published between 1953 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 366 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 347 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 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The special view of history by Charles Olson( Book )

7 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In love, in sorrow : the complete correspondence of Charles Olson and Edward Dahlberg by Charles Olson( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proprioception by Charles Olson( Book )

7 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Muthologos : lectures and interviews by Charles Olson( Book )

12 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donated by André Spears. Olson once defined "Muthologos" as "what is said about what is said," which encompasses a breadth of discourse that would define the near and far range of where the poet's mind went in a lifetime's intent to go places. In this new compilation of Charles Olson's transcribed lectures and interviews, we finally get all of what is preserved of a life of talk, allowing Muthologos to stand, along with The Maximus Poems, Collected Poems, Collected Prose and Selected Letters as one of the "standard texts" of this great poet's oeuvre.--Talonbooks
Charles Olson in Mansfield : last lectures by Charles Olson( Book )

5 editions published between 1969 and 1977 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Olson & Robert Creeley : the complete correspondence : volume 9 by Charles Olson( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Olson and Frances Boldereff : a modern correspondence by Charles Olson( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The highly influential yet undisclosed relationship between modern American poet Charles Olson (1910-1970) and Frances Boldereff comes to light in this first collection of their extensive, often impassioned, correspondence. What starts with a fan letter from the idiosyncratic intellectual Boldereff soon surges to an exchange numbering hundreds of pages. In these letters, one views the early stages of the Maximus poems and the developing poetics embodied in Olson s 1950 essay on Projective Verse. While this correspondence reveals much about the work and life of a man who became the dominant figure among the Black Mountain poets, Boldereff herself stands out as an extraordinary collaborator, occasional lover, and intellectual rival to Olson. Here are two great minds and creative spirits caught up in an exchange every bit as riveting as the letters of de Beauvoir and Sartre."
 
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The collected poems of Charles Olson : excluding the Maximus poems
Alternative Names
Carolus Olson

Charles Olson Amerikaans dichter (1910-1970)

Charles Olson amerikansk poet

Charles Olson poeta statunitense

Charles Olson US-amerikanischer Dichter

Olson, Charles

Olson, Charles 1910-1970

Olson, Charles F.

چارلز اولسون شاعر آمریکایی

オルスン, チャールズ

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The Maximus poemsThe collected poems of Charles Olson : excluding the Maximus poemsA nation of nothing but poetry : supplementary poemsThe fiery hunt and other playsMuthologos : lectures and interviewsCharles Olson & Robert Creeley : the complete correspondence : volume 9Charles Olson and Frances Boldereff : a modern correspondence