Charles Olson | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Robert Creeley

This literature criticism consists of approximately 15 pages of analysis & critique of Charles Olson.
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Critical Essay by Robert Creeley

SOURCE: "'An Image of Man …' Working Notes on Charles Olson's Concept of Person," in Iowa Review, Vol. 11, No. 4, Fall, 1980, pp. 29-43.

In the following essay, Creeley discusses Olson's concepts of history and identity.

Talking to a gathering of student writers (S.U.N.Y. College at Cortland, N.Y., October 20, 1967) Olson again tried to make clear that he was not involved in some self-aggrandizement and that The Maximus Poems were not therefore a backdrop for himself as quondam hero. He then read "Maximus of Gloucester" (The Maximus Poems, Volume Three)—the date for which he notes as "Friday November 5th/1965":

Olson, Charles 1910–1970

One might expect to hear this plea from two other American poets, who are felt, I think reasonably, to be Olson's predecessors, Ezra Pound and William...

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