All right, so maybe my enthusiasm for Elder Olson is over the top... or maybe not. A scholar named J.M. Gray wrote a critical article on Olson's Aristotelianism back in '63 (published in Comparative Literature, vol. 15, no. 2, Nov 1963 - may be available to you here), pointing out some logical flaws & weak spots in his analogies - but Gray doesn't try to explore what might be valuable & valid in Olson's approach, in which poetic form is something other than simply its language.

Olson & the Chicago School offer a strong counter-weight to the reigning methods of both practice & criticism.

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