Charles Olson Summary

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  • 23 Literature Criticisms
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Biographies (4)

8,266 words, approx. 28 pages
Charles Olson has come to be recognized in the few years since his death as a major shaper of a postmodern American poetry, the chief successor to Ezra Pound and William Carlos Williams. He was a lea... Read more
3,374 words, approx. 12 pages
Charles Olson emerged at the mid-century with a manifesto for a new poetry, "Projective Verse," exactly at a time when other American poets had not only rejected the modernist heritage of Ezra Pound ... Read more
9,016 words, approx. 31 pages
Charles Olson shaped postmodern American writing through his poetry and his essays. As the successor to Ezra Pound and William Carlos Williams and the inheritor of Herman Melville's prophetic voice, h... Read more
1,061 words, approx. 4 pages
Charles Olson (1910-1970) defined and practiced an open, kinetic poetry which influenced many of the second generation of modern poets.Charles Olson, born in Worcester, Massachusetts, in 1910, was an ... Read more
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