Search - List of Books by Charles Olson

"You can do anything, literally, right? That's one of the exciting possibilities of the present." -- Charles Olson
Charles Olson (27 December 1910 – 10 January 1970), was a second generation American modernist poet who was a crucial link between earlier figures like Ezra Pound and William Carlos Williams and the New American poets, a rubric which includes the New York School, the Black Mountain School, the Beat poets, and the San Francisco Renaissance. Consequently, many postmodern groups, such as the poets of the Language School, include Olson as a primary and precedent figure. Across the Atlantic, these various poetic movements have exerted a deep and ongoing influence on an important array of alternative and experimental writers, including Roy Fisher, Geoffrey Hill, JH Prynne and Edwin Morgan, behind whose works lurks Olson's ghost of language-driven inventiveness.

Olson coined the term postmodern in a letter of 1949 to his friend and fellow poet, Robert Creeley. Accretions to the term since Olson coined it are voluminous, but he first used the word in a literal chronological sense, i.e., that he and Creeley and other artists of his time came after the great Modernists such as Pound, Williams, D.H. Lawrence, Henry Miller, Stravinsky, Glenn Gould, Georgia O'Keefe, Frida Kahlo, Cartier-Bresson, Andre Kertez, Kandinsky, Picasso, Marsden Hartley, Brancusi, Boccioni, Chaplin, Keaton, D. W. Griffith, Frank Lloyd Wright, etc.

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Total Books: 84
After Completion The Later Letters of Charles Olson and Frances Boldereff
Lost  Found The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative Series III
2012 - Lost Found the Cuny Poetics Document Initiative Series III (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780615627458
ISBN-10: 0615627455
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Voices of Oman A Different Mid-East Story
2011 - Voices of Oman a Different Mid-east Story (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781906768645
ISBN-10: 1906768641
Genre: History
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Charles Olson at Goddard College
2011 - Charles Olson at Goddard College (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780982792650
ISBN-10: 0982792654
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Muthologos
2010 - Muthologos (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780889226395
ISBN-10: 0889226393
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Principle of Measure in Composition by Field Projective Verse II
The Kenning Anthology of Poets Theater 1945-1985
2010 - The Kenning Anthology of Poets Theater 1945-1985 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780976736455
ISBN-10: 0976736454
Genres: Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction
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Poet to Publisher Charles Olson
2003 - Poet to Publisher Charles Olson (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780889224865
ISBN-10: 0889224862
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction
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Selected Letters
2000 - Selected Letters (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780520205802
ISBN-10: 0520205804
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction
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Charles Olson and Frances Boldereff A Modern Correspondence
1999 - Charles Olson and Frances Boldereff a Modern Correspondence (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780819563637
ISBN-10: 0819563633
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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Selected Poems
1997 - Selected Poems (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780520212329
ISBN-10: 0520212320
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Collected Poems of Charles Olson Excluding the Maximus Poems
1997 - The Collected Poems of Charles Olson Excluding the Maximus Poems (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780520212312
ISBN-10: 0520212312
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Call Me Ishmael
1997 - Call Me Ishmael (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780801857317
ISBN-10: 0801857317
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Complete Correspondence of Charles Olson  Robert Creeley Volume 9
1990 - The Complete Correspondence of Charles Olson Robert Creeley Volume 9 [Charles Olson and Robert Creeley] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780876857816
ISBN-10: 0876857810
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction
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A Nation of Nothing But Poetry
1989 - A Nation of Nothing But Poetry (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780876857519
ISBN-10: 0876857519
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Letters for Origin 1956
1988 - Letters for Origin 1956 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781557781116
ISBN-10: 1557781117
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality
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Charles Olson  Cid Corman Complete Correspondence 1950-1964 Volume I
1988 - Charles Olson Cid Corman Complete Correspondence 1950-1964 Volume I (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780915032136
ISBN-10: 0915032139
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The Collected Poems of Charles Olson
1987 - The Collected Poems of Charles Olson (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780520057647
ISBN-10: 0520057643
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Maximus Poems
1985 - The Maximus Poems (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780520055957
ISBN-10: 0520055950
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Charles Olson and Robert Creeley The Complete Correspondence
The Complete Correspondence of Charles Olson  Robert Creeley Volume 5
1983 - The Complete Correspondence of Charles Olson Robert Creeley Volume 5 [Charles Olson and Robert Creeley] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780876855607
ISBN-10: 0876855605
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction
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1982 - The Complete Correspondence of Charles Olson Robert Volume 4 [Charles Olson and Robert Creeley] (Paperback)
1975 - Maximus Poems [Volume Three] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
Charles Olson May 20 1959 [commemorative broadside] (Paperback)