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Hart Crane (1899–1932)

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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, vis mere 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. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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Værker af Hart Crane

The Complete Poems of Hart Crane (2000) 658 eksemplarer
Complete poems and selected letters (2006) 268 eksemplarer
Broen (1970) 268 eksemplarer
White Buildings (1926) 80 eksemplarer
The Collected Poems of Hart Crane (1933) 56 eksemplarer
The Poems of Hart Crane (1986) 38 eksemplarer
Gefluisterd licht (1996) 12 eksemplarer
Key West et autres poèmes (1989) 8 eksemplarer
Poems (2008) 3 eksemplarer
El puente (2012) 3 eksemplarer
A ponte (1995) 3 eksemplarer
Voyages: Six Poems by Hart Crane (1957) 3 eksemplarer
El puente y otros poemas (1900) 2 eksemplarer
Ten unpublished poems (1972) 2 eksemplarer
Bridge (1996) 1 eksemplar
Eternity 1 eksemplar
The Nest (2003) — Lyrics — 1 eksemplar
Moment Fugue 1 eksemplar
“Chaplinesque” 1 eksemplar
Porphyro In Akron (1980) 1 eksemplar
North Labrador 1 eksemplar
Prose and Poetry 1 eksemplar
To Brooklyn Bridge 1 eksemplar
Seven lyrics 1 eksemplar
Broen 1 eksemplar
Il ponte 1 eksemplar

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A Quarto of Modern Literature (1935) — Bidragyder — 39 eksemplarer
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An American Omnibus (1933) — Bidragyder — 31 eksemplarer
Oscar Wilde: A Collection of Critical Essays (1969) — Bidragyder — 26 eksemplarer
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The Penguin Book of the Ocean (2010) — Bidragyder — 20 eksemplarer
Masquerade: Queer Poetry in America to the End of World War II (2004) — Bidragyder — 19 eksemplarer
Queer Nature: A Poetry Anthology (2022) — Bidragyder — 15 eksemplarer
Gender in Modernism: New Geographies, Complex Intersections (2007) — Bidragyder — 12 eksemplarer
The Ethnic Image in Modern American Literature, 1900-1950 (1984) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
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The Best of American Poetry [Audio] (1997) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar

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Five stars for Crane's poetry, two for Harold Bloom's BS introduction.

I made the mistake of reading the dreadful Harold Bloom introductory essay first. What a pile of bullshit. It was awful.

I'll give you a taste:

"Crane who suffered forever the curse of sundered parentage, never could settle on a single erotic partner, hence his quest for every sailor in his generation. But I doubt - after reading Paul Mariani, the best of Crane's biographers - that a happy domestic life, and even a steady income, would have saved Crane. No nature could have been less compromising; like a new Byron or Shelley, Crane was a Pilgrim of the Absolute. His quest for agonistic supremacy, against Eliot, to join Whitman, Dickinson, Melville in the American Pantheon. No one can read all of Crane's poetry, across sixty years as I have, [Oh, God] and miss the accents of the Sublime, of the Nietzschean quest for the foremost place.[I'm about gonna die here...] Since Crane is, in his unchurched way, a great religious poet, a Shelleyan myth-maker hymning an Alien God, the tonalities of transcendence [just shoot me] haunt The Bridge and "The Broken Tower," and even the erotic raptures and anguishes of "For the Marriage of Faustus and Helen" and the "Voyages."

There's another beauty but I can't bring myself to type it up. I can't help myself:

Who or what is such a "Thou" in The Bridge? Hart Crane's kind of negative transcendence represents what ought to be called the American Religion, a gnosis endemic in the United States where, for at least two centuries now, religion has been not the opiate, but the poetry of the people. Crane's actual religious heritage was his mother's Christian Science, which never affected him [Why is all this here then?]. In the spiritual exaltation of "The Proem: To Brooklyn Bridge," as in the spiritual anguish of "The Broken Tower," one can hear a mystical yearning that renders Hart Crane akin to St. John of the Cross, in sensibility though not in faith. Crane's deep attachment to William Blake's poetry, and to Emily Dickinson's, reflects his own stance as an autonomous visionary, distrustful of every creed or ideology, yet questing always for intimations of transcendence. [I just wanna puke...]
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Gumbywan | 4 andre anmeldelser | Jun 24, 2022 |
Hart Crane loved Melville and read Moby-Dick several times along with his other tales of the sea. This was in the early decades of the twentieth century before Melville was renowned as one of America's greatest authors. Crane had a difficult time getting his trbute, "At Melville's Tomb", published. Harriet Monroe rejected it when he submitted it to her Poetry Magazine and Marianne Moore wanted to change it before publication in the Dial, which she edited. Crane withdrew it, but it was included in White Buildings, his first collection of poetry to be published. When Eugene O'Neill agreed to write a foreward to the collection Boni & Liveright chose to publish it. Ultimately O'Neill backed out, but Allen Tate provided a foreward and Crane's first collection of poetry was printed in book form.… (mere)
jwhenderson | 1 anden anmeldelse | Feb 2, 2021 |
This was a surprising collection of poetry by a man besought by his own personal troubles and eventual suicide. The poems are at times lucid, other times evocative of the classics and religious themes. There is a lot of variation and the form was not what I thought it would be upon hearing this book of poetry as a recommendation. Nevertheless, there is something gripping here that stands the test of time- something elusive, phantasmagoric, and daunting. That is the power of this collection and why I enjoyed it. It was challenging and worthwhile.

3.75 stars.
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DanielSTJ | 4 andre anmeldelser | Dec 18, 2019 |
In alternating bells have you not heard
All hours clapped dense into a single stride?
Forgive me for an echo of these things,
And let us walk through time with equal pride.

A strange gathering of themes, mythic and maritime funneled through an urban lens. I'm not sure of the desired end.
jonfaith | 1 anden anmeldelse | Feb 22, 2019 |



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