The Bridge

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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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Overview

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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Editorial Reviews

Henri Peyre - New York Times Book Review
“Hart Crane may well remain as the greatest poet produced by American since Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson. . . . His imaginative intensity, his flashes of imagery, his Elizabethan grandeur, make his rich black verse eclipse most of the poetry written in English since Yeats.”
Malcolm Cowley
“The Bridge is in many respects the most important volume of poetry since Whitman's Leaves of Grass.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780871402257
  • Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 7/28/1992
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 792,231
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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