Thursday, November 7

A Guide to The Maximus Poems of Charles Olson


"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. 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."
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Google: A Guide to The Maximus Poems of Charles Olson by George F. Butterick
Aimless Reading: The O's, Part 5.32 (Charles Olson)

2009 January: Charles Olson, 2009 April: Rockport Harbor, 2010 September: Charles Olson: The Art of Poetry No. 12, 2010 December: "In Cold Hell, in Thicket", NET film, 2011 July: Charles Olson: February 21, 1957, 2012 April: A Trip to Charles Olson’s Gloucester, 2012 June: In Which We Lather Our Sensibilities At Length, 2013 January: Mass.Charles Olson, 2013 May: The Maximus Poems.

1 comment:

Tinker Greene said...

this post from google books seems to track the error that appears in amazon.com -- i dont know which entity started this. anyway, as is obvious from the content, both the descriptive text for the butterick guide and the butterick-edited complete maximus poems are to the poems, not the guide.