The Collected Poems of Charles Olson: Excluding the

The Collected Poems of Charles Olson: Excluding the

The Collected Poems of Charles Olson: Excluding the iMaximus/i Poems [PDF / Epub] ☁ The Collected Poems of Charles Olson: Excluding the iMaximus/i Poems Author Charles Olson – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk A seminal figure in post World War II literature Charles Olson has helped define the postmodern sensibility His poetry is marked by an almost limitless range of interest and extraordinary depth of fee A seminal figure in post World War Poems of eBook ↠ II literature Charles Olson has helped define the postmodern sensibility His poetry is marked by an almost limitless range of interest and extraordinary depth of feeling With The Collected Poems an even impressive Olson emerges This volume brings together all of Olson’s work and extends the poetic accomplishment that influenced a generation.


8 thoughts on “The Collected Poems of Charles Olson: Excluding the iMaximus/i Poems

  1. Amber Manning Amber Manning says:

    Beautiful DifficultGather a body to melike a bear Take it onmy left leg and hold it offfor love making man or womanboy or girl in the enormityof the enjoyment that it isflesh that it is to be loved thatI desire it that without itmy whole body is a hoopempty and like steelto be iron to graspsomeone else in myselflike those arms which holdall the staves togetherand make a man if now as cold and hotas a bear out of me


  2. Rodney Rodney says:

    The poems Olson published in his lifetime were a fraction of what he wrote In this volume editor George Butterick interleafs nearly all the surviving typescripts with the poems from Olson's previously published collections creating a giant single edition that runs to over 600 pages On the plus side you get the chance to discover a new Olson through reading his poems most published here for the first time in the order he wrote them The downside is that the historical Olson who along with Allen Ginsberg electrified American outsider poetry in the '50s and '60s tends to get choked off in all the false starts toss offs and unfinished fragments that few of his contemporaries ever saw Since the notes at the end don't give the page numbers of the poems they refer to it's a hassle to sort out which poems appeared in which collections if any Butterick's thirty year care and feeding of Olson's work has to be one of the greatest editorial romances of all time and his openness in letting you decide which poems are good or not is democratic But it also demands a lot of unnecessary work why not a separate section of unpublished poems? that might leave you wondering if Olson's worth the effort But the risk of excess is true to the spirit of the poetry


  3. Aveugle Vogel Aveugle Vogel says:

    which have no smell at all


  4. Mitch Mitch says:

    Fabulous collection of Olson's poems not including Maximus To see it all spread out here how enormous his concerns were historical ecological mythic political one almost forgot how good Olson's poems were technically I had spent so much time trying to decipher Maximus that I had forgotten how satisfying the shorter poems were The Distances for example The Librarian The Lordly Isolate Satyrs lots of very short ones too The book itself is a wonder too Typographically the paper selected etc A permanent kind of collection all over the place as was Olson himself Reading these poems helps me forgive what a pushy and arrogant critic he was Not that I don't sometimes get on with what he had to say I always feel resistant to having Olson shove it down my throat the way Olson writes prose is as if he feels he has to force you to accept his assertions when I am comfortable with a writer trying to persuade me in a friendly mannerMagnificent


  5. Clar Clar says:

    The collection of poems is good but given Olson's insistence on the importance of layout to the meaning of the poem it's unfortunate that it is impossible to tell how the original poems would have appeared


  6. Myles Myles says:

    2250 Olson is constantly shattering barriers to expression and that means that antecedent forms and traditions are his sounding boards rather than his foundations his work is always bold but only occasionally interesting


  7. Chris Chris says:

    Sue and Seamus gave us this book after our visit to Gloucester I don't really know what to make of most of it but i like it For some reason the Fable for Slumber resonated I love that he can speak of so much that's 'classical' and all the while in the mechanic's garage


  8. Russ Russ says:

    This is everything he has ever penned a true underestimated master of verse A must have for any student of poetry


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