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Professor Charles Olson

Charles Olson was born in 1910 in Worcester, Massachusetts. His first book, Call me Ishmael , published in 1947, is a case study of Herman Melville's Moby-Dick . Olson was an essayist, poet, scholar, and avid letter writer. He was a professor who also taught at universities ranging from Clark to Harvard to Black Mountain College. His influence in the 1950s and 1960s was expansive in many fields of thought. He died in New York in 1970 while completing his masterpiece, The Maximus Poems.