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What Does Not Change The Significance of Charles Olson's 'the Kingfishers' by Ralph Maud
  

What Does Not Change The Significance of Charles Olson's 'the Kingfishers'

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What Does Not Change The Significance of Charles Olson's 'the Kingfishers' by Ralph Maud

Taking its title from the first line of Charles Olson's poem The Kingfishers, this book provides a full-scale exegesis of that milestone poem in postwar American literature. Maud demonstrates that this poem is so crucial to understanding Olson's development that a study of it takes one into every aspect of Olson's early life and thought. This long-awaited explication (Guy Davenport announced its existence and anticipated its importance in 1985) removes what has been an obstacle in the path of further study of Olson.

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Everything you might possibly want to know about The Kingfishers -the circumstances of its composition, its evolution through various drafts, the sources of its allusions-can be found in Ralph Maud's exhaustive What Does Not Change: The Significance of Charles Olson's The Kingfishers. Social Theory and Practice


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Book Info

Publication date

1st February 1998

Author

Ralph Maud

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Publisher

Fairleigh Dickinson University Press

Format

Hardback
176 pages

Categories

Literary reference works

ISBN

9781611471496

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