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Comprehensive information about Charles Olson including biographical information, facts, literary works, and more. Charles Olson (27 December 1910 – 10 January 1970), was a second generation American modernist poet who was a link between earlier figures such as Ezra Pound and William Carlos Williams and the New American poets, which includes the New York School, the Black Mountain School, the Beat poets, and the San Francisco Renaissance. Consequently, many postmodern groups, such as the poets of the Language School, include Olson as a primary and precedent figure. He described himself not so much as a poet or writer but as "an archeologist of morning.". American modernist poet This educational Charles Olson resource has information about the author's life, works, quotations, articles and essays, and more.


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Quote Left What does not change is the will to change Quote Right
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Quote Left Not one death but many, not accumulation but change, the feed-back proves, the feed-back is the law Quote Right
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Quote Left When will government cease being a nuisance to everybody? Quote Right
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Quote Left Hail them, and fall off. Fall off! The drink is not yours, it is not yours! You do not come... Quote Right
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Quote Left Dead, hung up indoors, the kingfisher will not indicate a favoring wind, or avert the thunderbolt. Quote Right
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