The Maximus Poems by Charles OlsonThe Maximus Poems by Charles Olson

The Maximus Poems

byCharles OlsonEditorGeorge F. Butterick

Paperback | July 25, 1985

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Praised by his contemporaries and emulated by his successors, Charles Olson (1910-1970) was declared by William Carlos Williams to be "a major poet with a sweep of understanding of the world, a feeling for other men that staggers me." This complete edition brings together the three volumes of Olson's long poem (originally published in 1960, 1968, and 1975) in an authoritative version.
George F. Butterick had a long familiarity with Olson's writings. He studied with the poet at the State University of New York at Buffalo, prepared the definitive Guide to "The Maximus Poems" of Charles Olson, and served as Curator of Literary Archives at the University of Connecticut (Storrs), which houses Charles Olson's papers.
Title:The Maximus PoemsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:664 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.63 inPublished:July 25, 1985Publisher:University of California Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0520055950

ISBN - 13:9780520055957

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This complete edition of The Maximus Poems brings together the three volumes of Charles Olson's long poem in an authoritative version edited according to the highest standards of textual criticism.

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"Probably the most ambitious poem ever written by an American."--"Los Angeles Times