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Author Bram, Shachar.

Title Charles Olson and Alfred North Whitehead : an essay on poetry / Shahar Bram ; translated by Batya Stein
Published Lewisburg : Bucknell University Press, [2004]
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Description 1 online resource (164 pages)
Contents The battlefield -- Whitehead vs. descartes -- Experience -- Concrescence -- Fluency -- Story, history, myth -- Stance -- Failure?
Summary "Through a detailed and thoughtful study of the impact of Alfred North Whitehead's philosophy on Olson's aesthetic theory, this book points out the conceptual unity underlying what seems to be a sprawl of fragments in Olson's major work, The Maximus Poems." "On the one hand, concrete poetic units of The Maximus Poems serve as a starting point for clarifying how different elements are joined together in one unity. On the other hand, the book traces the blending of the whole poem at the macro level, following its course through a temporal progress in which the poem moves from one poetic unit to the next; that is, from a unity (of multiplicity) to a new unity (in which the previous unity is already part of the multiplicity building the new one). Thus the book illuminates Olson's theory of the Long Poem as an "all-containing" corpus, governed by metaphysical principles, equal to life itself, enacted in the process of working on The Maximus Poems."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Notes Based on the author's doctoral dissertation
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 156-160) and index
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Subject Olson, Charles, 1910-1970 -- Aesthetics.
Whitehead, Alfred North, 1861-1947 -- Influence.
Aesthetics, Modern -- 20th century.
Philosophy in literature.
Poetics -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Stein, Batya.
LC no. 2004006292
ISBN 0838758630 (e-book)
9780838758632 (e-book)