The Maximus Poems

By: Olson, Charles

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Book Condition: Good in Fair dust jacket


[83] unnumbered leaves. Wax paper protector DJ which appears to be original as it has a Goliard sticker on the rear flap. DJ has edge chips and general minor wear. Cream soft cover with map, blue lettering. Interior blue print title page. Text is clean and unmarked. A very nice copy, stated first edition UK edition. ND but probably 1970. In 1950, inspired by the example of Pound's Cantos , Olson began writing The Maximus Poems. An exploration of American history in the broadest sense, Maximus is also an epic of place, situated in Massachusetts and specifically the city of Gloucester where Olson had settled. Dogtown, the wild, rock-strewn centre of Cape Ann, next to Gloucester, is an important place in the poems. The whole work is also mediated through the voice of Maximus, based partly on Maximus of Tyre, an itinerant Greek philosopher, and partly on Olson himself. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; [83] pages

Title: The Maximus Poems

Author Name: Olson, Charles

Categories: Other,

Edition: First English Edition

Publisher: London, Cape Goliard Press: [1970]

ISBN Number: 0206619693

ISBN Number 13: 9780206619695

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Good in Fair dust jacket

Seller ID: 10006

Keywords: Poetry Charles Olson,