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Pursuing Melville, 1940-1980
Merton M. Sealts, Jr.
0299088707
July 1982
Hardcover
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Best Day Trips from London: 25 Great Escapes by Train, Bus or Car
Donald Olson
0764543210
April 2004
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Book Description
You'll never fall into the tourist traps when you travel with Frommer's. It's like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go—they've done the legwork for you, and they're not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money. No other series offers candid reviews of so many hotels and restaurants in all price ranges. Every Frommer's Travel Guide is up-to-date, with exact prices for everything, dozens of color maps, and exciting coverage of sports, shopping, and nightlife. You'd be lost without us!

This invaluable guide contains all the information you need to get to and around some of the most popular destinations in England. Using London as a base, you can explore the college towns of Oxford...



The Maximus Poems
Charles Olson
0520055950
July 1985
Paperback
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Village Voice
"Olson's was a voice of power and splendor, one of the greatest our century has heard. . . . There is every reason to think that this will become the standard edition of Olson's masterwork."

Los Angeles Times
"Probably the most ambitious poem ever written by an American."

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Charles Olson's Maximus
Don Byrd
0252007794
November 1980
Paperback
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Discerning God's Will Together: A Spiritual Practice for the Church
Danny E. Morris
0835808084
May 1997
Paperback
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On Earth: Last Poems and an Essay
Robert Creeley
0520247914
April 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. Creeley, who died last year at 78, is among the American masters born in the 1920s, a generation that includes John Ashbery and Adrienne Rich. This slim volume, filled out with the cogent essay "Reflections on Whitman in Age," presents 31 poems of varying quality, from bad to sublime, and is a fitting final volume for a poet of relentless experimentation and major achievement. A jingly piece of antiwar propaganda, "Help!" seems specifically designed for those who aren't regular readers of verse, while "Caves," the longest poem in the volume, meanders. But in addresses to poets like John Wieners, Paul Blackburn and Ed Dorn, Creeley attains a loose intimacy that feels like friendship, and the final "Valentine for You," here in its entirety, is likely to be as associated with Creeley as...


Collected Prose
Charles Olson
0520208730
Dec 1997
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From Library Journal
Poet and critic Olson wrote in a muscular style, one as individualistic as it is exasperating. Yet his writings changed the way literature is written and read: his essay "Projective Verse" gives a name to the poetry written by cummings, Pound, Williams, and other Moderns, and his book Call Me Ishmael tells more about the composition of Moby-Dick than any study before or since. That work and three other Olsen books, along with nine uncollected essays and five previously unpublished pieces, are brought together here by Allen, editor of the influential New American Poetry, 1945-1960, and Friedlander, a poet and doctoral candidate (SUNY at Buffalo). This work isn't easy reading, but for any serious student of the last 150 years of American letters, it is essential.?David Kirby, Florida State Univ., TallahasseeCopyright...


Charles Olson's Reading: A Biography
Ralph Maud
0809319950
September 1995
Hardcover
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The Collected Poems of Charles Olson
Charles Olson
0520212312
Nov 1997
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Perhaps the most important American postmodernist poet, Olson was little published during his life. This work, excluding only The Maximus Poems, should solidify his reputation. Olson burst into poetry in his maturity, sure of his instincts. Though his debt to Pound is evident, he went further in exploring both American language and experience. What amazes us now is not just the profundity and erudition of his themes but the variety of ways he expresses his humanity. Ceaselessly experimental, his poems do not lose their intelligence or intelligibility. They also serve to show how trivialized poetry has become since his death. Ivan Arguelles, Univ. of California, Berkeley, Lib.Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Charles Olson: The Allegory of a Poet's Life
Tom Clark
1556433425
May 2000
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From Publishers Weekly
An incandescent biography of the inventor of "projective" verse, this comprehensive portrait distinguishes the convivial, bluff public figure from the tormented inner man. A lapsed Catholic, Olson (1910-1970) turned to Sumerian myths, Mayan legends and Islamic mysticism for cosmic insights that would inform poems of cyclic sweep. Torn by contradictory feelings toward his proud, stern father--a Swedish immigrant postman in Worcester, Mass.--the poet found a father-figure in mentor Edward Dahlberg and later in Ezra Pound. Reclusive self-absorption sapped his two common-law marriages; he harbored enormous guilt over his neglect of his two children and over second wife Betty Kaiser's death (in a car accident), which may have been self-inflicted during a severe depression. Clark, author of books on Kerouac, Celine and...


Selected Poems
Charles Olson
0520212320
Dec 1997
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
This judicious selection of Olson's poems will, one hopes, make him known to a wider audience. Poet Creeley's introduction aligns Olson's Maximus Poems with Pound's Cantos and Williams's Paterson , works which also, by their diverse forms and materials, prove too daunting for some. Creeley stresses Olson's political impulse, but the scale of Olson's poems seems more historical, if not cosmic. Raised in Worcester and Gloucester, Mass., here Olson looks back not only to the era of childhood and his parents' lives, but to the explorations of Captain John Smith, and the silent prehistory of the continent itself. The aim of this autobiographical-historical venture is not personal, Olson insists: "The only interesting thing / is if one can be / an image / of man." However, he recognizes that the effort to achieve a...


The Grounding of American Poetry
Stephen Fredman
0521443032
May 1993
Hardcover
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Review
"..six chapters of excellent close readings." Choice

"Cogent, persuasive and at times dazzling, this book makes an impressive and innovative contribution to understanding the influence of Emerson and the transcendentalists on the Black Mountain poets in particular, but also American poetic practice in general." Tim Woods, English

Book Description
Stephen Fredman asserts in his latest work that American poetry is groundless--that each generation of American poets faces the problem of identity anew and discovers for itself fresh meaning. His argument focuses on four pairs--Eliot-Williams, Thoreau-Olson, Emerson-Duncan and Whitman-Creeley--and illustrates how Williams, Olson, Duncan and Creeley are all influenced by these predecessors to some extent but that ultimately their poetry is...



Charles Olson: The Scholar's Art
Robert Von Hallberg
0674111303
December 1978
Hardcover
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What Does Not Change : The Significance of Charles Olson's "the Kingfishers"
Ralph Maud
0838637310
November 1997
Hardcover
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Call Me Ishmael
Charles Olson
0801857317
Sept 1997
Paperback
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Review
"Not only important, but apocalyptic." -- New York Herald Tribune
"One of the most stimulating essays ever written on Moby Dick, and for that matter on any piece of literature, and the forces behind it." -- San Francisco Chronicle
"Olson has been a tireless student of Melville and every Melville lover owes him a debt for his Scotland Yard pertinacity in getting on the trail of Melville's dispersed library." -- Lewis Mumford, New York Times

Book Description
First published in 1947, this acknowledged classic of American literary criticism explores the influences -- especially Shakespearean ones -- on Melville's writing of Moby-Dick. One of the first Melvilleans to advance what has since become known as the "theory of the two Moby-Dicks," Olson argues that there were two versions of...


Charles Olson and Alfred North Whitehead: An Essay on Poetry
Shahar Bram
0838755577
November 2004
Paperback
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Selected Letters
Charles Olson
0520205804
January 2001
Hardcover
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Buffalo News, "Editor¹s Choice"
"[W]hen you sail with Olson, you're on a voyage in an open sea."

Artforum
"Maud continues the . . . work he has already done on Olson in two critical works and [in the] Olson/Boldereff correspondence."

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Selected Writings
Charles Olson
0811203352
Mar 1997
Paperback
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