Collected Prose by Charles Olson,Donald Allen,Benjamin Friedlander,Robert

By Charles Olson,Donald Allen,Benjamin Friedlander,Robert Creeley

The prose writings of Charles Olson (1910–1970) have had a far-reaching and carrying on with influence on post-World warfare II American poetics. Olson's theories, which made particular the rules of his personal poetics and people of the Black Mountain poets, have been instrumental in defining the feel of the postmodern in poetry and shape the foundation of such a lot postwar loose verse.

The Collected Prose brings jointly in a single quantity the works released for the main half among 1946 and 1969, lots of that are now out of print. A beneficial better half to variants of Olson's poetry, the publication backgrounds the poetics, preoccupations, and fascinations that underpin his nice poems. incorporated are Call Me Ishmael, a vintage of yank literary feedback; the influential essays "Projective Verse" and "Human Universe"; and essays, e-book reports, and Olson's notes on his stories. In those items you could hint the improvement of his new technological know-how of guy, known as "muthologos," a thorough mixture of delusion and phenomenology that Olson provided against the mechanistic discourse and rationalizing coverage he linked to America's contemporary wars in Europe and Asia.

Editors Donald Allen and Benjamin Friedlander provide useful annotations all through, and poet Robert Creeley, who loved an extended and at the same time influential dating with Olson, offers the book's introduction.

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