Charles Olson & Cid Corman: complete correspondence 1950-1964

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National Poetry Foundation, University of Maine, 1987 - Biography & Autobiography - 332 pages
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Contents

Foreword
108
Editors Introduction
300
The Correspondence October 5 l950December 30 l952 27
319
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A seminal figure in post-World War II literature, Charles Olson (1910-1970) has helped define the postmodern sensibility. His work is marked by an almost limitless range of interest and extraordinary depth of feeling. Olson's themes are among the largest conceivable: empowering love, political responsibility, historical discovery and cultural reckoning, the wisdom of dreams and the transformation of consciousness?all carried in a voice both intimate and grand, American and timeless, impassioned and cooly demanding. His books includeThe Collected Poems of Charles Olson (University of California Press, 1997), The Maximus Poems (University of California Press, 1983), and The Collected Prose (University of California Press, 1997).

George W. B. Evans (1819-1850) kept a vivid, detailed diary of his journey to California via Mexico to join in the Gold Rush. Peter J. Blodgett is the H. Russell Smith Foundation Curator of Western Historical Manuscripts at the Huntington Library.