Quotes by Charles Olson

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Charles Olson (27 December 1910 - 10 January 1970) was an important 2nd generation American modernist poet who was a crucial link between earlier figures like Ezra Pound and William Carlos Williams and such later avant garde groups as the Beats and L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E. He was also one of the coiners of the term postmodern.

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I take space to be the central fact to man born in America. I spell it large because it comes large here. Large and without mercy.

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