Thursday, February 08, 2007


A few years ago I typed up a bibliography for a reading group with Bob Creeley on Olson and Melville. Ralph Maud printed it in The Minutes a few years later. I'm interested in updating it now, so please drop me a line if you're aware of any primary or secondary sources that should appear below.


Kyle Schlesinger


Moby-Dick and Call Me Ishmael

"The Growth of Herman Melville: Prose Writer and Poetic Thinker"

"Lear and Moby-Dick" Twice A Year, 1 (Fall-Winter 1938) 165-189.

"Letter for Melville 1951" Published in late August 1951. Printed under the
direction of Larry Hatt at Black Mountain College in an edition of 50.

"The Mystery of What Happens, When it Happens" Storrs Archive.

"David Young, David Old" Western Review, XIV (Fall 1949) 63-66.

"The Materials and Weights of Herman Melville" New Republic, CXXVIII (8
September 1952) 20-21.

"The Materials and Weights of Herman Melville II" New Republic, CXXVIII (15
September 1952) 17-18, 21.

"Equal, That Is, the Real Itself" Chicago Review, XII, 2 (Summer 1958)

In Adullam's Lair Provincetown, Mass. : To the Lighthouse Press, 1975


Bertholf, Robert J. "Charles Olson and the Melville Society" Extracts: an
Occasional Newsletter 10 (1972): 3-4.

Bertholf, Robert J. "Melville and Olson: The Poetics of Form" Extracts 17
(1974) 5-6.

Bertholf, Robert J. "On Olson, His Melville" Io 22 (1976) 5-36.

Charters, Ann. Olson/Melville A Study in Affinity. California: Oyez, 1968.

Churchill, Tom. "From Melville to Olson to Metcalf: The Double Play" The
Review of Contemporary Fiction 1 (2) Summer (1981) 273-285.

Friedman, Andrea. "Driven By That Destiny Home: Herman Melville, Charles
Olson, Robert Creeley, and the Problem of Knowledge in a World of Flux"
Diss. State University of New York at Buffalo 1976.

Golding, Alan. "Pursuing Olson Pursuing Melville: The Beginnings of Call Me
Ishmael" Melville Society Extracts 86 September (1991) 1-6.

Howe, Susan "Where Should The Commander Be" Writing Magazine 19 November
(1987) 3-20.

Maud, Ralph (editor). "A Melville Issue" The Minutes of the Charles Olson
Society 5 (September, 1994): 1-32.

Pops, Martin L. Home Remedies Amherst, Massachusetts: University of
Massachusetts Press, 1984. Note: "Charles Olson: Obeying the Figures of
the Present Dance" p. 37-54 Note: This article was originally published in
Modern Poetry Studies, Buffalo, NY (1971).

Pops, Martin L. "Melville: To Him, Olson" Boundary 2: A Journal of
Postmodern Literature 2 (1973-4) 55-84.

Sealts, Merton M. "Olson, Melville, and the New Republic" Contemporary
Literature 22 (2) Spring (1981) 167-186.

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