The Complete Poems of Hart Crane (Centennial Edition)

The Complete Poems of Hart Crane (Centennial Edition)

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The Complete Poems of Hart Crane (Centennial Edition) by Hart Crane

"Crane's poetry has been a touchstone for me, and remains central to a fully imaginative understanding of American literature."—Harold Bloom
This edition features a new introduction by Harold Bloom as a centenary tribute to the visionary of White Buildings (1926) and The Bridge (1930). Hart Crane, prodigiously gifted and tragically doom-eager, was the American peer of Shelley, Rimbaud, and Lorca. Born in Garrettsville, Ohio, on July 21, 1899, Crane died at sea on April 27, 1932, an apparent suicide. A born poet, totally devoted to his art, Crane suffered his warring parents as well as long periods of a hand-to-mouth existence. He suffered also from his honesty as a homosexual poet and lover during a period in American life unsympathetic to his sexual orientation. Despite much critical misunderstanding and neglect, in his own time and in ours, Crane achieved a superb poetic style, idiosyncratic yet central to American tradition. His visionary epic, The Bridge, is the most ambitious and accomplished long poem since Walt Whitman's Song of Myself. Marc Simon's text is accepted as the most authoritative presentation of Hart Crane's work available to us. For this centennial edition, Harold Bloom, who was introduced to poetry by falling in love with Crane's work while still a child, has contributed a new introduction.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780871406569
Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 05/28/2000
Edition description: Centennial Edition
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 767,354
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

The Sterling Professor of Humanities at Yale University, Harold Bloom (b. 1930) has been hailed as “one of our greatest living literary critics” (Los Angeles Times).

Table of Contents

Introductionxi
Acknowledgmentsxxxiii
White Buildings
Legend3
Black Tambourine4
Emblems of Conduct5
My Grandmother's Love Letters6
Sunday Morning Apples7
Praise for an Urn8
Garden Abstract9
Stark Major10
Chaplinesque11
Pastorale12
In Shadow13
The Fernery14
North Labrador15
Repose of Rivers16
Paraphrase17
Possessions18
Lachrymae Christi19
Passage21
The Wine Menagerie23
Recitative25
For the Marriage of Faustus and Helen26
At Melville's Tomb33
Voyages, I, II, III, IV, V, VI34
The Bridge
Proem: To Brooklyn Bridge43
IAve Maria45
IIPowhatan's Daughter51
1.The Harbor Dawn53
2.Van Winkle55
3.The River57
4.The Dance62
5.Indiana66
IIICutty Sark69
IVCape Hatteras75
VThree Songs85
1.Southern Cross87
2.National Winter Garden89
3.Virginia90
VIQuaker Hill91
VIIThe Tunnel95
VIIIAtlantis103
Key West An Island Sheaf
O Carib Isle!111
The Mermen113
To the Cloud Juggler114
The Mango Tree115
Island Quarry116
Old Song117
The Idiot118
A Name for All119
Bacardi Spreads the Eagle's Wing120
Imperator Victus121
Royal Palm122
The Air Plant123
The Hurricane124
Key West Folder Subsection
Key West126
--And Bees of Paradise127
To Emily Dickinson128
Moment Fugue129
By Nilus Once I Knew...130
To Shakespeare131
Poems Uncollected but Published by Crane
C 33135
October-November136
The Hive137
Fear138
Annunciations139
Echoes140
The Bathers141
Modern Craft142
Carmen de Boheme143
Exile144
Postscript145
Forgetfulness146
To Portapovitch147
Legende148
Interior149
Porphyro in Akron150
A Persuasion153
Three Locutions des Pierrots154
The Great Western Plains156
America's Plutonic Ecstasies157
Interludium158
March159
The Broken Tower160
Poems Unpublished by Crane
A Song for Happy Feast Days165
Sonnet ("Ere elfish Night...")166
The Moth That God Made Blind167
To Earth170
Medusa171
Meditation172
Episode of Hands173
The Bridge of Estador174
After Jonah176
Euclid Avenue177
Of an Evening179
What Nots?181
In a Court182
With a Photograph183
Supplication to the Muses184
Eternity186
The Sad Indian188
Hieroglyphic189
Incomplete Works
This Way Where November192
Thou Canst Read Nothing193
To Liberty194
To the Empress Josephine's Statue195
A Postscript196
The Pillar and the Post197
The Visible the Untrue198
A Traveller Born199
Havana Rose200
Purgatorio202
The Circumstance203
Fragments
To Buddha206
Where Gables Pack207
Well/Well/Not-At-All208
You Are That Frail209
The Masters210
Her Eyes Had211
O Moon, Thou Cool212
The Sea Raised Up213
So Dream Thy Sails214
I Have That Sure Enclitic215
Shall I Subsume216
Tenderness and Resolution217
Time Cannot Be Worn218
I Rob My Breast219
Enrich My Resignation220
All This221
The Alert Pillow222
There Are the Local223
Dust Now Is224
They Were There225
To Conquer Variety226
A Note on the Editorial Method227
Notes229
Index of First Lines259
Index of Titles264

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