The Complete Poems and Selected Letters and Prose

The Complete Poems and Selected Letters and Prose This is the most complete and authoratative collection of the works of Hart Crane ever published in paperback Included are his three major collections of poetry White Buildings The Bridge and Key We

  • Title: The Complete Poems and Selected Letters and Prose
  • Author: Hart Crane Brom Weber
  • ISBN: 9780385015318
  • Page: 134
  • Format: Paperback
  • This is the most complete and authoratative collection of the works of Hart Crane ever published in paperback Included are his three major collections of poetry White Buildings, The Bridge, and Key West, as well as a number of his uncollected poems a selection from his letters and prose and Waldo Frank s Introduction to the 1958 edition of Crane s poetry.

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    1. I reread this in conjunction with reading the Clive Fisher biography of Crane. The Bridge, his long poem published in 1930, has always been a favorite of mine. Of this Complete Poems I read only it and his first volume of poetry, White Buildings.Crane is a difficult poet. That said, his poetry is still wonderful to read, first because it's fun, but also because you feel as though you're reading a significantly major work, as you are with The Bridge. Because it's a demanding work and because it's [...]

    2. I took my time with this book, putting it down, picking it up carrying it with me as I went about my day hoping to steal a moment of focused reading. I loved this book. I found I enjoyed The Bridge however I understood it better after reading Crane's letter about the poem later in the book. I was delighted to read the collection of early poems because they reminded me of why I first fell in love with this poet's work and in hindsight I can see how much it inspired my own early work. I am less a [...]

    3. "the bridge" & "faustus and helen" are beautiful compositions of erudite jazz--cf. coltrane's "countdown." whitman might have sounded like this with a bit of learning and self-control.his 4-page essay "Modern Poetry" is astounding and still applies today. part of my personal canon.

    4. I really liked most of The Bridge and will read it again at some point, and some of the reviews and letters were interesting, but overall this was a bit of a slog.

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