Hart Crane Complete Poems and Selected Letters

ISBN-10: 1931082995

ISBN-13: 9781931082990

Edition: 2006

Authors: Hart Crane, Langdon Hammer, Langdon Hammer

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No poet has so swiftly and decisively transformed the course of American poetry as Hart Crane. This edition is the largest collection of Crane's writings ever published. Gathered here are the complete poems (including The Bridge) and published prose, along with a generous selection of Crane's letters, several that have never before been published. In his haunted, brief life, Crane fashioned a distinctively modern idiom that fused the ornate rhetoric of the Elizabethans, the ecstatic enigmas of Rimbaud, and the prophetic utterances and cosmic sympathy of Whitman, in a quest for wholeness and healing in what he called "the broken world." "Crane's voice is daemonic," writes Harold Bloom, "yet his modulation of that sustained rhetorical energy is supreme art, earned through fifteen years of self-revision, tragically ended at thirty-two." Book jacket.
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List price: $40.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Library of America, The
Publication date: 9/21/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 864
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.584
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.

White Buildings
Black Tambourine
Emblems of Conduct
My Grandmother's Love Letters
Sunday Morning Apples
Praise for an Urn
Garden Abstract
Stark Major
In Shadow
The Fernery
North Labrador
Repose of Rivers
Lachrymae Christi
The Wine Menagerie
For the Marriage of Faustus and Helen
At Melville's Tomb
The Bridge
Key West: An Island Sheaf
O Carib Isle!
The Mermen
To the Cloud Juggler
The Mango Tree
Island Quarry
Old Song
The Idiot
A Name for All
Bacardi Spreads the Eagle's Wing
Imperator Victus
Royal Palm
The Air Plant
The Hurricane
Key West
-And Bees of Paradise
To Emily Dickinson
Moment Fugue
By Nilus Once I Knew...
To Shakespeare
Poems Published in Magazines
C 33
Carmen de Boheme
The Hive
The Bathers
Modern Craft
To Portapovitch
Porphyro in Akron
A Persuasion
Three Locutions des Pierrots
The Great Western Plains
America's Plutonic Ecstasies
The Broken Tower
Unpublished Poems and Fragments
A Song for Happy Feast Days
The Moth That God Made Blind
To Earth
Episode of Hands
The Bridge of Estador
After Jonah
Euclid Avenue
To Buddha
"Where gables pack the rainless"
Well / Well / Not-At-All
Of an Evening
What Nots?
In a Court
With a Photograph to Zell, Now Bound for Spain
"This way where November takes the leaf"
"You are that frail decision that devised"
"Thou canst read nothing except through appetite"
To Liberty
Mirror of Narcissus
The Masters
"Her eyes had the blue of desperate days"
"O moon, thou cool sibilance of the sun, we utmost love"
To the Empress Josephine's Statue
Supplication to the Muses on a Trying Day
"The sea raised up a campanile...The wind I heard"
"So dream thy sails, O phantom bark"
A Postscript
The Sad Indian
"I have that sure enclitic to my act"
The Pillar and the Post
The Visible the Untrue
"Shall I subsume the shadow of the world-"
"Tenderness and resolution"
"Time cannot be worn strapped to the supple wrist"
"I rob my breast to reach those altitudes-"
"Enrich my resignation as I usurp those far"
"All this-and the housekeeper-"
A Traveller Born
"The alert pillow, the hayseed spreads"
"There are the local orchard boughs"
"Dust now is the old-fashioned house"
"They were there falling"
Havana Rose
The Circumstance
To Conquer Variety
Selected Prose
The Case Against Nietzsche
Joyce and Ethics
Review of The Ghetto and Other Poems
Review of Minna and Myself
Review of Winesburg, Ohio
A Note on Minns
Sherwood Anderson
Review of Eight More Harvard Poets
General Aims and Theories
A Letter to Harriet Monroe
Modern Poetry
Note on the Paintings of David Siqueiros
From Haunts of Proserpine
"A pure approach to any art..."
Selected Letters
Biographical Notes
Note on the Texts
Copyrights and Permissions
Index of Poem Titles and First Lines
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