Selected Letters


"Rarely have letters been so crucial in a poet's life, and no selection of them has ever made such a fact more evident than does Ralph Maud's remarkable edition. The ranging, perceptive, various, and engaging nature of Olson's letters is in itself a wonder. Here Ralph Maud has composed them to make clear a life in all the reach of its encounters, in all the particulars of its company, and in the place determined as its own."--Robert Creeley

"Superbly edited, this collection of selected letters by Charles Olson provides a marvelously informative historical resource while also constituting a literary event of considerable magnitude." --Charles F. Altieri

"An important book assembled with great intelligence, tact, taste, and professionalism. It should have much value for anyone interested in Olson's life and work and in the development of what is called postmodern writing in the USA."--Donald Allen

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Berkeley, CA
Publication year:
  • 2000


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