We shall never know all about art or the values of art until all art is at an end; meanwhile artists will continue to instruct us.
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|Birth:||9th March, 1909|
|Death:||25th July, 1992|
|Profession:||Critic, Poet, Professor|
Elder James Olson was born in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was an American poet, professor, and literary critic. He would publish multiple volumes of poetry and literary criticism during his career. After graduating with a BA in 1934, he was awarded an MA from the University of Chicago in 1935. The same year he received a Friends of Literature award. He was awarded a Ph.D. in 1938 from the University of Chicago with the dissertation, General Prosody, Rhythmis, Metric, Harmonic. In 1955 he was presented with the Poetry Society of America Chap-book Award. He gained full professorship in 1955 and was named Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of English in 1973.
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