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The Maximus Poems
NY, Jargon/Corinth Books, 1960. The lettered limited issue of the first combined edition of these poems, originally published in 1953 and 1956 in a pair of oversized limited editions. This is copy "K" of 26 lettered copies signed by the author. Olson was influential on an entire generation of poets by virtue of his presence at Black Mountain College in the Fifties, and The Maximus Poems are one of the most important achievements of American poetry in the postwar era, on a par with Pound's Cantos and Williams' Paterson. Spine and edge-sunning; near fine, without dust jacket, as issued. [#017240] SOLD

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