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ISBN-10: 0871402254

ISBN-13: 9780871402257

Edition: Reprint 

Authors: Hart Crane

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Like Whitman, Hart Crane strove in his poetry to embrace America, to distill an image of America. Begun in 1923 and published 1930, The Bridge is Crane's major work. "Very roughly," he wrote a friend, "it concerns a mystical synthesis of 'America' . . . The initial impulses of 'our people' will have to be gathered up toward the climax of the bridge, symbol of our constructive future, our unique identity."
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 7/17/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 114
Size: 0.51" wide x 0.77" long x 0.04" tall
Weight: 0.242
Language: English

Born in Ohio, Hart Crane's early life was filled with change and trauma. His family's many moves and his parents' divorce turned him to writing at age 13. In 1923, Crane moved to New York, where he published his first book of poetry, White Buildings, in 1926. In 1930 he published The Bridge, considered by most to be his best work. That same year he won the Levinson Prize from Poetry Magazine; he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1931. Crane's life ended in 1932 when he committed suicide by drowning. He jumped from a ship as he was returning to the United States from a trip to Mexico.