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Selected Letters

by Charles Olson

In this volume, nearly 200 letters, selected from a known 3,000, demonstrate the wide range of Olson's interests and the depth of his concern for the future which includes letters to friends and loved ones, job and grant applications, letters of recommendation, and Black Mountain College business letters, as well as correspondence illuminating Olson's poetics. The letters which span from 1931 to his death in 1970 portrays a fascinating picture of this complex poet and thinker.

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