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‘From him only will the old State-secret Come': What Charles Olson Imagined

Herd, David (2010) ‘From him only will the old State-secret Come': What Charles Olson Imagined. English, 59 (227). pp. 375-395. ISSN 0013-8215. (doi:10.1093/english/efq011) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:40615)

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Abstract

In the ‘FIRST FACT’ of Call Me Ishmael, Olson depicted the cost of American capital on individual bodies flung far from centres of wealth and power. In ‘Apollonius of Tyana’, he argued for a new understanding of human physiology, setting that argument amid a competition for resources centred on the Middle East. Against the background of these interests, and with his explicit preoccupation with international politics in mind, this essay proposes that in Olson's early work we find a language through which American poetry can begin to speak to recent American foreign policy.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1093/english/efq011
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English philology and language
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of English
Depositing User: Stewart Brownrigg
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 00:05 UTC
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2020 04:05 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/40615 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Herd, David: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0972-5337
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