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Published: 24 May 2018

224 Pages | 8 halftones, 1 line drawing


ISBN: 9780198813255

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Charles Olson and American Modernism

The Practice of the Self

Mark Byers

Oxford English Monographs

  • A new approach to major modern American poet Charles Olson, situating his work at the centre of early post-war American modernism
  • Tells the story of how American poets and artists reimagined art and literature for the post-war world
  • Draws on extensive archival research and brings significant new material to light
  • Provides a new account of the American independent left of the 1940s
  • Examines poetry in relation to painting, sculpture, photography, and music