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- DescriptionThe highly influential yet undisclosed relationship between modern American poet Charles Olson (1910-1970) and Frances Boldereff comes to light in this first collection of their extensive, often impassioned, correspondence. What starts with a fan letter from the idiosyncratic intellectual Boldereff soon surges to an exchange numbering hundreds of pages. In these letters, one views the early stages of the Maximus poems and the developing poetics embodied in Olson s 1950 essay on Projective Verse. While this correspondence reveals much about the work and life of a man who became the dominant figure among the Black Mountain poets, Boldereff herself stands out as an extraordinary collaborator, occasional lover, and intellectual rival to Olson. Here are two great minds and creative spirits caught up in an exchange every bit as riveting as the letters of de Beauvoir and Sartre.
- Author BiographyRALPH MAUD is Professor Emeritus of English at Simon Fraser University and author of two books on Olson. SHARON THESEN teaches at Capilano College in British Columbia.
- PublisherUniversity Press of New England
- Date of Publication31/07/1999
- SubjectPoetry Texts & Poetry Anthologies
- Place of PublicationHanover
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintWesleyan University Press
- Content Note10 illustrations
- Weight789 g
- Width152 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine35 mm
- Edited byCharles Olson,etc.
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