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Hart Crane (1899–1932)

Autor(a) de The Complete Poems of Hart Crane

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About the Author

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, mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos
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Obras por Hart Crane

The Complete Poems of Hart Crane (2000) 659 exemplares
The Bridge (1970) 269 exemplares
White Buildings (1926) 80 exemplares
The Collected Poems of Hart Crane (1933) 56 exemplares
The Poems of Hart Crane (1986) 38 exemplares
Gefluisterd licht (1996) 12 exemplares
Key West et autres poèmes (1989) 8 exemplares
Poems (2008) 3 exemplares
El puente (2012) 3 exemplares
A ponte (1995) 3 exemplares
El puente y otros poemas (1900) 2 exemplares
Ten unpublished poems (1972) 2 exemplares
Bridge (1996) 1 exemplar
Eternity 1 exemplar
The Nest (2003) — Lyrics — 1 exemplar
Moment Fugue 1 exemplar
“Chaplinesque” 1 exemplar
Porphyro In Akron (1980) 1 exemplar
North Labrador 1 exemplar
Prose and Poetry 1 exemplar
To Brooklyn Bridge 1 exemplar
Seven lyrics 1 exemplar
Broen 1 exemplar
Il ponte 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (2000) — Contribuidor — 1,268 exemplares
World Poetry: An Anthology of Verse from Antiquity to Our Time (1998) — Contribuidor — 450 exemplares
A Pocket Book of Modern Verse (1954) — Contribuidor, algumas edições446 exemplares
The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart: A Poetry Anthology (1992) — Contribuidor — 393 exemplares
Americans in Paris: A Literary Anthology (2004) — Contribuidor — 298 exemplares
The Faber Book of Modern Verse (1936) — Contribuidor, algumas edições289 exemplares
Writing New York: A Literary Anthology (1998) — Contribuidor — 281 exemplares
American Religious Poems: An Anthology (2006) — Contribuidor — 163 exemplares
The Columbia Anthology of Gay Literature (1998) — Contribuidor — 159 exemplares
The Faber Book of Beasts (1997) — Contribuidor — 141 exemplares
A Comprehensive Anthology of American Poetry (1929) — Contribuidor — 129 exemplares
Twentieth-Century American Poetry (1777) — Contribuidor — 98 exemplares
A Life in Medicine: A Literary Anthology (2002) — Contribuidor — 82 exemplares
The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Concise Edition (2003) — Contribuidor — 68 exemplares
American Sonnets: An Anthology (2007) — Contribuidor — 66 exemplares
Holy Fire: Nine Visionary Poets and the Quest for Enlightenment (1994) — Contribuidor — 61 exemplares
The Name of Love: Classic Gay Love Poems (1995) — Contribuidor — 51 exemplares
The Ecopoetry Anthology (2013) — Contribuidor — 49 exemplares
A Quarto of Modern Literature (1935) — Contribuidor — 40 exemplares
Antaeus No. 75/76, Autumn 1994 - The Final Issue (1994) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
An American Omnibus (1933) — Contribuidor — 31 exemplares
Oscar Wilde: A Collection of Critical Essays (1969) — Contribuidor — 26 exemplares
The Sculpture of Gaston Lachaise (1967) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
The Penguin Book of the Ocean (2010) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
Masquerade: Queer Poetry in America to the End of World War II (2004) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
Queer Nature: A Poetry Anthology (2022) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Gender in Modernism: New Geographies, Complex Intersections (2007) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
The Ethnic Image in Modern American Literature, 1900-1950 (1984) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Tennessee Williams: Die tätowierte Rose — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
The Best of American Poetry [Audio] (1997) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


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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 outras críticas | 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.… (mais)
jwhenderson | 1 outra crítica | 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 outras críticas | 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 outra crítica | Feb 22, 2019 |



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