Å Complete Poems and Selected Letters ½ Download by É Hart Crane

Å Complete Poems and Selected Letters ½ Download by É Hart Crane A comprehensive volume of one of the greatest American poets of the 20th century.
Caveat lector most of these letters just suck They range from soused trivial logorrhea to careful epistles designed to impress his biographers you should back slowly away when the letter is addressed to Yvor Winters Sure, Hart Crane offed himself early, but Keats he ain t The one astonishing exception is his letter to Aunt Harriet Monroe editor of Poetry where he explicates At Melville s Tomb for her tinny Edwardian ears This is a rare example of a confident verse spinner convincingly attacking an editor for accusing them of being for lack of a better term a wank artist I should also mention that Crane s Unpublished Poems Fragments collected here are fascinating, but often a teensy bit embarrassing For example, a poem called What Nots begins as follows Crane has an esoteric and idiosyncratic style that combatively resists paraphrase His word collages connote, imply, suggest but rarely tell As Crane wrote to Harriet Monroe A s a poet, I may very possibly be interested in the so called illogical impingements of the connotations of words on the consciousness and their combinations and interplay in metaphor on this basis than I am interested in the preservation of their logically rigid significations at the cost of limiting my subject matter and the perceptions involved in the poem This approach creates at times a rough yet musical verse, reminding me a Gerard Manley Hopkins in that he piles word on word in jagged rhythms The word play is notable and, at its best, oddly beauti What made Hart Crane an enormous poet was not a massive output of lines he published only two volumes of poetry in his terribly short life , but rather it was his ability to fuse the dilemmas of modern man with a superbly stylized classical approach Though his work was often thematically similar to that of American modernist poets like Eliot, Pound, Williams, etc.
, he set himself apart from these contemporaries through his superior facility for metrical and lyrical grace Where countless modernists of the 1920 s would often deal in obscure imagery seemingly only for obscurity s sake, one always has the sense with Crane that his aims were rigidly defined On the other hand, his poems were never axiomatic in nature, prudently shunning truisms and continuously indicating that which is indisputable through the use o I read this just for Key West, Crane s unreleased book, and some of the other uncollected poems Five stars for The Bridge, White Buildings, and Key West, the quality of the rest varies widely Still this is a must for Crane die hards like me who have only been able to get their hands on the two major books released during his lifetime



In the book HEART CRANE, a collection of poems of selected letters, the language and word choice bring tremendous strength to the writing Each of the poems incorporate many of the same themes, each poem is balanced both with imagery and setting, describing the scene to it fullest The writing also makes a unique balance of the images of spirituality as well as the physical world we live in At times the writing combines spirituality and Physical life forming almost a divine image in the readers mind I can highly recommend this collection to readers of poetry as well as spiritual poetry Many of the images enhanced through the writing are motivating as well as inspirational.
This book is a calming and soothing book to any reader who wants to relax or find a place of peace away from their everyday lives.
I m going to leave this in the currently reading list, even though I put it on the street a few months ago, half read I gave up I ll finish it if it turns up again of if it seems to be really mysteriously important for me to finish it.
Here are housed finished monuments lasting than bronze and loftier than the pyramid s royal pile No furious north wind an knock these down.
And so she comes to dream herself the tree, the wind possessing her, weaving her young veins, holding her to the sky and its quick blue, drowning the fever of her hands in sunlight She has no memory, nor fear, nor hope beyond the grass and shadows at her feet To be completely honest, I d never heard of this poet until about a week ago A lot of his poetry is so beautiful, but I didn t care much for the letters etc that followed the poetry Still, he s worth checking out3.
5 stars No American Poet Has So Swiftly And Decisively Transformed The Course Of Poetry As Hart Crane In His Haunted, Brief Life, Crane Fashioned A Distinctively Modern Idiom That Fused The Ornate Rhetoric Of The Elizabethans, The Ecstatic Enigmas Of Rimbaud, And The Prophetic Utterances And Cosmic Sympathy Of Whitman, In A Quest For Wholeness And Healing In What He Called The Broken World White Buildings, Perhaps The Greatest Debut Volume In American Poetry Since Leaves Of Grass, Is But An Exquisite Prelude To Crane S Masterpiece The Bridge, His Magnificent Evocation Of America From Columbus To The Jazz Age That Countered The Pessimism Of Eliot S The Waste Land And Became A Crucial Influence On Poets Whose Impact Continues To This Day This Edition Is The Largest Collection Of Crane S Writings Ever Published Gathered Here Are The Complete Poems And Published Prose, Along With A Generous Selection Of Crane S Letters, Several Of Which Have Never Before Been Published In His Letters Crane Elucidates His Aims As An Artist And Provides Fascinating Glosses On His Poetry His Voluminous Correspondence Also Offers An Intriguing Glimpse Into His Complicated Personality, As Well As His Tempestuous Relationships With Family, Lovers, And Writers Such As Allen Tate, Waldo Frank, Yvor Winters, Jean Toomer, Marianne Moore, E E Cummings, William Carlos Williams, And Katherine Anne Porter Several Letters Included Here Are Published For The First Time This Landmark Page Volume Features A Detailed And Freshly Researched Chronology Of Crane S Life By Editor Langdon Hammer, Chair Of The English Department At Yale University And A Biographer Of Crane, As Well As Extensive Explanatory Notes, And Over Fifty Biographical Sketches Of Crane S Correspondents

Hart Crane was born in Garrettsville, Ohio His father, Clarence, was a successful Ohio businessman who had made his fortune in the candy business with chocolate bars He originally held the patent for the Life Saver, but sold his interest to another businessman just before the candy became popular Crane s mother and father were constantly fighting, and early in April, 1917, they divorced It was