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' Synopsis

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.

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

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 *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781611471496
Publication date: 1st February 1998
Author: Ralph Maud
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 176 pages
Categories: Literary reference works,

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