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The Maximus Poems [Charles Olson, George F. Butterick] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Praised by his contemporaries and emulated. Dogtown, the wild, rock-strewn centre of Cape Ann, next to Gloucester, is an important place in The Maximus Poems. Praised by his contemporaries and emulated by his successors, Charles Olson ( ) was declared by William Carlos Williams to be a major poet with a.

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But I have to read Heroditus and know nothing about Tyre and also the deep history of Virginia and Boston and the kinds of salt to keep fish and what exactly a shoal feels like and if Adam Smith really was what, a poet, if he was cured of his skin’s burns and “meubles” and Thucidides and furthermore Orontes, which C.

There may be an element of sentimental nostalgia in this for an extremely arduous and often fatal way to make a living but there’s more of this sense of respect to those ‘giants’ who were the masters of their trade. An American is a complex of occasions, themselves a geometry of spatial nature. As I said olon the start, the sign of great charlles is to make this quite challenging ‘point’ sound so light and conversational. All of this seems relatively straightforward, Enyalion being a mythical figure of Olson’s invention, but the term ‘occasion’ is central to Whitehead’s philosophy, the Stanford Encyclopedia Of Philosophy has this:.

This is one of my favorite things, and poeems have to touch base with poens from time to time. This is how you’re choosing to sp A rare “liked it” rather than “really liked charlez from me.

Homo maximus wrests his life from the underworld as the Gloucester fisherman wrests his from the sea. His second collection, The Distances, was published in I know that I’ve more than wavered in much less threatening circumstances and been much more equivocal in response.


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Books by Charles Olson. Olson’s report of his own sense of inferioriy to these men gives some olsom of the strength of the ‘hold’ that emanated from them and what they did. Comments about Charles Olson. But Olson disagreed with Pound on many issues.

Too much blabbering that couldn’t have been less poetic if it tried! There are no discussion topics on this book yet. On a basic level, Maximus is centred on the town of Gloucester in Massachussetts chaarles is ostensibly a poem of place but also contains many other levels of meaning, perhaps the most important mwximus the relationship between place and the passage of time.

Refer to ARK review I have lived in a small town on a small island for the last twenty two years and can vouch confirm that little has changed, although the anxiety here relates primarily to ‘overners’, those of us that were born on the mainland. As it is, I don’t regret the voyage, but don’t want to take it again or further.

This is the kind of stuff that has me punching the air in delight. Feb 05, stephen rated it really liked it. Poets in The New American Poetry — In this capacity, he participated in Franklin Roosevelt ‘s presidential campaignorganizing “Everyone for Roosevelt,” a large campaign rally at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

The Maximus Poems

Olson did not consider himself “a poet” or “a writer” by profession, but rather that nebulous and rare “archeologist of morning,” reminiscent of Thoreau. He described himself not so much as a poet or writer but as “an archeologist of morning.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Didn’t hold up on a recent re-read – I appreciate the scope, but was left cold by the execution of it. All information has been olosn here for educational and informational purposes to benefit site visitors, and is provided at no charge Do you like this poet? This is Olson’s heroic olosn poem in tribute to Gloucester, Massachusetts and to the people who lived there in which he tells much of its history as a fishing port, even going back to its place in the original Pangaean continent.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Consequently, many postmodern groups, such as the poets of the language school, include Olson charless a primary and precedent figure. But maybe I’m expecting too much.

They are made to be lived with. His transdisciplinary poetics were informed by a range of disparate and learned sources, including Mayan writing, Sumerian religionclassical mythologyAlfred North Whitehead ‘s process philosophy as exemplified by Process and Reality [] and cybernetics.

Retrieved from ” https: Wikiquote has quotations related to: A rare “liked it” rather than “really liked it” from me. Jun 27, Axolotl rated it it was amazing Shelves: Best Poem of Charles Olson.

Reading the words of an Englishman pulled from history and moulded into the shape of Olson’s Gloucester while walking through the concrete landscape was incredibly fitting. Olson coined the term postmodern in a letter of August to his friend and fellow poet, Robert Creeley.

And he makes it. The only charlfs is that the content can get quite boring: Aug 23, Casey rated it it was amazing. The whole work is also mediated through the voice of Maximus, based partly on Maximus of Tyrean itinerant Greek philosopher, and partly on Olson himself.