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The Resource Charles Olson and American modernism : the practice of the self, Mark Byers

Charles Olson and American modernism : the practice of the self, Mark Byers

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Charles Olson and American modernism : the practice of the self
Title
Charles Olson and American modernism
Title remainder
the practice of the self
Statement of responsibility
Mark Byers
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This volume situates the work of American poet Charles Olson (1910-1970) at the centre of the early post-war American avant-garde. It shows Olson to have been one of the major advocates and theorists of American modernism in the late 1940s and early 1950s; a poet who responded fully and variously to the political, ethical, and aesthetic urgencies driving innovation across contemporary American art. Reading Olson's work alongside that of contemporaries associated with the New York Schools of painting and music (as well as the exiled Frankfurt School), the book draws on Olson's published and unpublished writings to establish an original account of early post-war American modernism. The development of Olson's work is seen to illustrate two primary drivers of formal innovation in the period: the evolution of a new model of political action pivoting around the radical individual and, relatedly, a powerful new critique of instrumental reason and the Enlightenment tradition
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1988-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Byers, Mark
Dewey number
811/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • PS3529.L655
  • PS3529.L655
LC item number
  • Z594 2018
  • Z595 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oxford English monographs
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Olson, Charles
  • Modernism (Aesthetics)
  • Olson, Charles
  • Modernism (Aesthetics)
  • United States
Label
Charles Olson and American modernism : the practice of the self, Mark Byers
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-199) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The new failure of nerve -- From the barricade to the bedroom -- Uninhabited kingdoms, new worlds of space -- Thrown down glyphs -- Difficulties of discovery -- Egocentric predicaments -- Maximus: 'The practice of the self'
Control code
1006801119
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
206 pages
Isbn
9780198813255
Lccn
2017915161
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1006801119
Label
Charles Olson and American modernism : the practice of the self, Mark Byers
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-199) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The new failure of nerve -- From the barricade to the bedroom -- Uninhabited kingdoms, new worlds of space -- Thrown down glyphs -- Difficulties of discovery -- Egocentric predicaments -- Maximus: 'The practice of the self'
Control code
1006801119
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
206 pages
Isbn
9780198813255
Lccn
2017915161
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1006801119

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