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Charles Olson and American modernism : the practice of the self

Author: Mark Byers
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018. ©2018
Series: Oxford English monographs.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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This volume situates the work of American poet Charles Olson (1910-1970) at the centre of the early post-war American avant-garde. It shows Olson to have been one of the major advocates and theorists of American modernism in the late 1940s and early 1950s; a poet who responded fully and variously to the political, ethical, and aesthetic urgencies driving innovation across contemporary American art. Reading Olson's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Charles Olson; Charles Olson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Byers
ISBN: 9780198813255 0198813252
OCLC Number: 1006801119
Description: 206 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: The new failure of nerve --
From the barricade to the bedroom --
Uninhabited kingdoms, new worlds of space --
Thrown down glyphs --
Difficulties of discovery --
Egocentric predicaments --
Maximus: 'The practice of the self'.
Series Title: Oxford English monographs.
Responsibility: Mark Byers.

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Draws on the unpublished writings of Charles Olson and situates his work in the context of contemporary painting, sculpture, photography, and music to tell the story of how American poets and artists  Read more...

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