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by Tom Clark

Charles Olson: The Allegory of a Poet's Life download ebook
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1556433425
ISBN13:
978-1556433429
Author:
Tom Clark
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North Atlantic Books; Second Edition edition (May 4, 2000)
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432 pages
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1939 kb
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Clark draws from his own acquaintance with Olson, the poet's journals and poetry, as well as correspondence with many who were close to him, to make sense of this man's life as a parable.

Clark draws from his own acquaintance with Olson, the poet's journals and poetry, as well as correspondence with many who were close to him, to make sense of this man's life as a parable. Recommended for academic libraries and public libraries with strong literature collections.

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Find sources: "Tom Clark" poet – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (August 2018) (Learn how and when to remove this template message). In 1991, he published a biography of Charles Olson, one of his poetic mentors, titled Charles Olson: The Allegory of a Poet’s Life (Norton: 1991). On the evening of Friday, August 17, 2018, Clark was walking across a street in Berkeley, California, and was hit by a car at about 8:40 . He died on the following da. .

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The life of Olson was excessive and complex. Bibliographic Details. Title: Charles Olson: The Allegory of a Poet's Life. Publisher: W. Publication Date: 1991. For anyone interested in knowing post-modern American poetry, Clark's book should be required reading. Very good in very good dust jacket. Slight wear to page edges. Spine slightly cocked.

In tackling the life of poet Charles Olson, Clark again provided a study of the relationship between a writer and his work.

Clark was born on the Near West Side of Chicago. He was educated at the University of Michigan, where he received a Hopwood Award for poetry

Clark was born on the Near West Side of Chicago. He was educated at the University of Michigan, where he received a Hopwood Award for poetry. On March 22, 1968, he married Angelica Heinegg, at St. Mark’s Church, New York City.

Other books by Clark. W W Norton & Company.

Life of Charles Olson (1910-70), the ego-driven poet known as Maximus, who fathered ""projective" . He early battened on Melville scholarship, and in his middle 30s brought out his first book, Call Me Ishmael.

Life of Charles Olson (1910-70), the ego-driven poet known as Maximus, who fathered ""projective"" verse and became the grand old man of Black Mountain College. a gutsy but unfocused work whose critical failure shattered him and, in a way, helped reroute him toward his true goal as an epic poet.

An incandescent biography of the inventor of "projective" verse, this comprehensive portrait distinguishes the convivial, bluff public figure from the tormented inner man. A lapsed Catholic, Olson (1910-1970) turned to Sumerian myths, Mayan legends and Islamic mysticism for cosmic insights that would inform poems of cyclic sweep. Torn by contradictory feelings toward his proud, stern father—a Swedish immigrant postman in Worcester, Mass.—the poet found a father-figure in mentor Edward Dahlberg and later in Ezra Pound. Reclusive self-absorption sapped his two common law marriages; he harbored enormous guilt over his neglect of his two children and over second wife Betty Kaiser's death (in a car accident), which may have been self-inflicted during a severe depression. Clark, author of books on Kerouac, Celine and Ted Berrigan, reveals that Olson grappled with homosexual impulses, took hallucinogens and dominated those around him, seeking periodic release from inner demons in frenzied floods of images.
Reviews:
  • Akir
and by iconoclast its not possible to sugarcoat the very real personal destruction that olson wrought on everyone around him, though he was one of the most brilliant exponents of some of the very best strains of modernist poetry. as someone who has studied, admired, and been engaged with olson over the last two years, and his prophetic calls for "an earth of value", and "proprieception", among many other ideas that went way beyond the inventions and drug induced nihilism of the beats, clark's biography gave an insight in to the man's extremely complex relationship with everyone around him, and i mean everyone. yes olson was exploding off the page with ideas, but his attempts to live the ideas fell far short of his high flown naturalistic bent, and some of his behavior, both pre and post amphetamines, was frankly incredible; particularly his 5 years at black mountain, which although may have been doomed from the start, (an experimental college in mccarthyist america) it was still a testing ground for olson's "polis has eyes" that may have changed a lot in the postsecondary educ. system. a great insight in to a man that was brilliant, a visionary, and an inventor, but also a petty, misogynistic, brute of a man that sacrificed many people to the great altar of ideas. i've never read anything else by clark, but he seems to have a pretty thorough approach to biography that tells a story in a straightforward narrative with plenty of documentary evidence; also, having picked up the first edition in a used book store, the comments of robert duncan, haas, creely, and edward dorn on the back flap give credence the portrait that clark paints. highly recommended to anyone wanting to understand the man who "invented" postmodernism.
  • SmEsH
I sometimes read biographies of highly regarded poets I don't particularly like in hope of understanding and appreciating them better. It doesn't usually turn out that way, because the standard poet's biography now rarely seems to get at the source of the poetry, rather being a category of the poet's honors, jobs etc. This book is a welcome exception. It's a very enjoyable read, and I thought it brought Olson to life in a lively, sympathetic way despite the man's troubled personality. So his poetic personality-- his obsession with Melville (a writer I find overrated and dull), his rather clunky rhythms and monochrome imagery, his pedantic side, his opaque abstractions (I still don't know what "projective verse" is)-- came more to life too. I suppose the fact that Clark is a poet himself helps.
  • Jarortr
The author belies a hostility towards his subject early on in the book by referring to him as "Charlie" as though he was the cop on "Bad Boys" who had caught the guy in the video who had obviously done something which gave him the right to speak condescendingly to him. In Clark's own mind Olson has become an unworthy father who he has to beat down. Wierd ! Totally misses the point of Olson's art which is that each page is different and a unique attempt at truth. Shows too how the Thruway West (oh Gunslinger) has obliterated belief in an actual earth of value. Which Olson's actual text does manage to keep alive.