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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Hart Crane   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
When Crane positions himself under the shadows of the bridge, he is, in one sense, simply the poet of the romantic tradition, the observer who stands aside the better to see; but he is, in another sense, the gay male cruising in an area notorious for its casual sex.
Hart Crane (1899-1932) was an American poet in the mystical tradition who attempted, through the visionary affirmations of his richly imagistic, metaphysically intense poetry, to counter the naturalistic despair of the 1920s.
Hart Crane was born on July 21, 1899, in Garrettsville, Ohio, the son of the successful Cleveland manufacture of "Crane's Chocolates," and was raised in Cleveland.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Hart-Crane   (1653 words)

 Voices and Visions Spotlight -- Hart Crane
Hart Crane's reputation rests primarily on his extraordinary craftsmanship and sweeping vision.
Crane's poetic vision, based on views that alcoholic and sexual excesses were a way to achieve a perception of unity of all things, led to self-destructive behavior, and his short, turbulent life ended in suicide.
Crane's "Episode of Hands," which deals with just such a situation, is summarized and annotated at this NYU site.
www.learner.org /catalog/extras/vvspot/Crane.html   (301 words)

  Hart Crane Biographical Sketch
By understanding the unlikelihood of his project, Crane (no doubt inadvertantly) constructed a basis upon which to begin it: the very point of the poem was that it was needed, that it did not yet exist, that it was to be sought for, an act of postulation.
When Crane positions himself under the shadows of the bridge, he is, in one sense, simply the poet of the romantic tradition, the observer who stands aside the better to see; but he is, in another sense, the gay male cruising in an area notorious for its casual sex.
Crane’s "epic of America" gets underway as a personal quest, as a poem divided against itself, in devotion to an urban setting that encourages social diversity, with secret inscriptions that retain their meanings to which only a privileged few are accessible.
www.english.uiuc.edu /maps/poets/a_f/crane/bio.htm   (2871 words)

 Hart Crane   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
When, in the spring of 1932, Hart Crane neatly removed his overcoat and stepped off the side of the S.S. Orizaba into the sea north of Cuba, he had no inkling that he would one day be regarded as one of America's major modern poets.
Crane answered charges of naïveté with a wonderfully strange protestation of faith: tragedy "is only three-dimensional," he argued in a 1923 letter to Munson.
Though Crane could be frank, even lewd, with many of his gay correspondents, his tone swerves into metaphor when he addresses the heterosexual men of letters he considered his aesthetic peers.
www.bostonphoenix.com /archive/books/97/07/31/HART_CRANE.html   (838 words)

 Hart Crane (1899-1932)
I set Crane in the context of Pound and Eliot where students can see the ambitions he shared with his fellow modernists to "make it new," to write a poem including history, even to define the role of the poet as a cultural spokesman.
Although Crane's effort, The Bridge, is too long to be included in full in the anthology, the selected sections--"To Brooklyn Bridge" and "The River"--should serve to indicate both his Native American subjects and the range of his style from formal quatrains through Whitmanian catalogues to collage and narrative.
Crane's original audience included editors and readers of the little magazines of the 1920s, fellow poets, and literary friends such as Malcolm Cowley, Harry and Caresse Crosby, Waldo Frank, Gorham Munson, Katherine Anne Porter, and Allen Tate.
www.georgetown.edu /bassr/heath/syllabuild/iguide/craneh.html   (776 words)

 Hart Crane - MSN Encarta
Hart Crane (1899-1932), American lyric poet, known for his meticulous, disciplined craftsmanship and his celebration of the positive aspects of modern urban, industrial life.
Crane was born July 21, 1899, in Garrettsville, Ohio.
Crane's greatest achievement, The Bridge (1930), which took as its central and unifying symbol the Brooklyn Bridge, was an even more explicit affirmation of modern civilization.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761558478/Hart_Crane.html   (329 words)

 Hart Crane - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Harold Hart Crane (July 21, 1899 – April 27, 1932) was a U.S. poet.
Eliot, Crane wrote poetry that was traditional in form, difficult and often archaic in language, and which sought to express something more than the ironic despair that Crane found in Eliot's poetry.
Born in Garrettsville, Ohio, Hart Crane’s father, Clarence, was a successful Ohio businessman who had made his fortune in the candy business by inventing the Life Saver.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hart_Crane   (629 words)

 Hart Crane, Papers, 1917-83
Hart Crane was born in Garrettsville, Ohio, on July 21, 1899 and committed suicide by jumping from the S.S. Orziba in the Gulf of Mexico on April 27, 1932.
To [Hurlbert], Helen [Hart] and Gooz [Hurlbert, Griswold].
Hart Crane is quite sick but expects to sail for the United States on April 24; she is going on the same boat.
speccoll.library.kent.edu /literature/poetry/crane.html   (4536 words)

 WOSU Presents Ohioana Authors | Hart Crane
Harold Hart Crane was born on July 21, 1899 in Garrettsville, Ohio.
Hart Crane began his best work during this stormy period of life in Ohio and forged some of his strongest friendships.
Hart was struggling financially, his relationship with Opffer had ended, and his sexual and alcoholic debauchery was becoming legendary.
www.ohioana-authors.org /crane/highlights.php   (1311 words)

 Poets.org - Poetry, Poems, Bios & More - Hart Crane
Born in 1899 in Garrettsville, Ohio, Harold Hart Crane was a highly anxious and volatile child.
Eliot, Crane combined the influences of European literature and traditional versification with a particularly American sensibility derived from Walt Whitman.
Hart Crane committed suicide in 1932, at the age of thirty-three, by jumping from the deck of a steamship sailing back to New York from Mexico.
www.poets.org /poet.php/prmPID/233   (300 words)

 Left Bank Review - Hart Crane, Profile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Harold Hart Crane was born, the only child, of Clarence and Grace (Hart) Crane on July 21, 1899 in Garrettsville, Ohio.
Crane was a good student, but in 1915 he took a long winter vacation and in 1916 toured the west.
Hart Crane’s stay in France was shorter than that of most American writers, only from January to July 1929.
www.leftbankreview.com /profiles/HartCrane.html   (939 words)

 Gerard Manley Hopkins and Hart Crane
Hart Crane could by no means "wean" himself from Hopkins's poems, (Mariani, 292) and ultimately hoped that the thought and phrasing Hopkins's would enter into one of his poems, which happens, says Mariani (342), at last in Quaker Hill, the sixth section of his epic The Bridge,- composed between June-July 1927-Dec. 1929.
Milton's influence also asserts itself in their treatment of evil, although in Hart Crane's poetry this influence manifests itself in a more constant personification of evil and is linked to a more Nietzschean world view whereas in Hopkins' poetry, the problem of evil manifests itself in a more abstract preoccupation with free will.
Hopkins and Hart Crane gave voice in their work to the language of those who have no voice in society, of the clandestine, even the language of those subjected to torture.
www.gerardmanleyhopkins.org /lectures_2003/hart_crane.html   (2800 words)

 Hart Crane - Moviefone
Harold Hart Crane ("Hart" was his mother?s maiden name) was born in Garrettsville, Ohio, near Cleveland in 1899 and committed suicide by leaping from the...
Crane?s mother and father were constantly fighting, and in 1916 they divorced.
It was shortly thereafter that Hart dropped out of high school and headed to...
movies.aol.com /celebrity/hart-crane/287206/main   (84 words)

 Crane, Hart - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Crane, Hart (Harold Hart Crane), 1899-1932, American poet, b.
Books: The story of a self-destructive life told as it really was Hart Crane - A Life.
Crane Co. Announces Expiration of Hart-Scott-Rodino Waiting Period for Its Pending Acquisition of Signal Technology Corporation.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-crane-ha.html   (458 words)

 'The Broken Tower: The Life Of Hart Crane' by Paul Mariani
Tracing Crane’s life from Garrettsville, Ohio, to the deck of the S.S. Orizaba from which he made a suicidal leap into the Caribbean in 1932 (his grave in Garrettsville is simply marked “Lost at Sea” since the body was never recovered), Mariani documents the poet’s passage in all its anguish and tragedy.
To interpret Crane’s poetry in light of his homosexuality, as Mariani sometimes does, is to assume that life and literature (a poet and his poetry) have a one-to-one relationship.
The vision of “The Bridge,” Crane’s masterwork, in which Roebling’s Brooklyn Bridge becomes the dominant symbol in American culture and is compared with the medieval cathedrals and the pyramids at Giza as triumphs of the human imagination, owes nothing to sexual orientation as much as it owes to poetic genius.
www.post-gazette.com /books/reviews/19990627review275.asp   (613 words)

 Hart Crane - Poems, Biography, Quotes
Hart (Harold) Crane was born on 21 July 1899 in Garretsville, Ohio the son of Clarence Arthur Crane and Grace (nee Hart) Crane.
Crane wrote verse from the age of thirteen.
When he was seventeen Hart spent a year with his mother at her father's plantation in the Isle of Pines, Cu ba.
www.famouspoetsandpoems.com /poets/hart_crane   (111 words)

 The last Elizabethan: Hart Crane at 100 by Eric Ormsby
Crane’s very change of given name, from Harold to his formidable mother’s maiden name, signifies his fervent if not wholly successful endeavor to transform the hayseed Harold into the cosmopolitan Hart (with all the plangent and sentimental double-entendres this new moniker entailed).
Crane was too consummate an artist to have blurred so central an epiphany, especially when it concerned the deepest love of his life.
Whether Crane ever learned the story or not, the Baroness predeceased him, killed by a French boyfriend in a Paris tenement in December 1927, who turned the gas on full one morning while she slept, walked out of the apartment, and closed the door behind him.
www.newcriterion.com /archive/19/feb01/crane.htm   (3556 words)

 The New Yorker: PRINTABLES
Crane had already become one of the emblematic figures of the Lost Generation, thanks both to his conspicuous alcoholism, which was not uncommon in Prohibition America, and to his relatively open homosexuality, which was.
Crane admitted that he was “more interested in the so-called illogical impingements of the connotations of words on the consciousness.
Crane, likewise, presents the rare spectacle of a writer who is almost never vain or egotistical, but responds to his gifts with a mixture of joy and solemn responsibility.
www.newyorker.com /printables/critics/061009crbo_books1   (2800 words)

 glbtq >> literature >> Crane, Hart
Harold Hart Crane was born in Garrettsville, Ohio, on July 21, 1899, the only son of Grace Hart Crane, an intelligent, sensitive woman, and C. Crane, a success-driven businessman.
Crane was not strictly closeted; an open-hearted and voluble man, with his straight friends he made no secret of his homosexuality, and New York in the 1920s offered ample opportunities for gay life.
Yingling argues that "Crane's generation stood precisely on that historical threshold when homosexuality began to be articulated as an identity through Western cultures, and Crane's is one of the first literary texts to provide literary representations grounded in that articulation."
www.glbtq.com /literature/crane_h.html   (691 words)

 Art Crane
Mariani weaves lines from Crane's letters and poems into his narrative throughout, and while he does not skimp in his accounts of the poet's alcoholism and promiscuous sex life with other men, he treats these matters simply as components of the poet's complex personality.
The Hart Crane WebBridge is a gathering place for scholars and artists with a shared interest in the poetry and life of Hart Crane.
Crane's "Emblems of Conduct", which his editors at first assumed to be a completely original work, is actually a mosaic of slightly-altered lines taken from six of Greenberg's poems.
www.queertheory.com /histories/c/crane_art.htm   (605 words)

 Amazon.com: Complete Poems of Hart Crane: Books: Hart Crane,Marc Simon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Crane's poetry is dense, soaked in language, shot through with a burning eroticism, and goverened by what he called "the logic of metaphor." Often enigmatic, labyrinthian or just plain opaque, his poetry is well worth the effort one may need to put in to appreciate it fully.
Hart Crane is among the greatest English Poets; he extends the orphic tradition--he works under the assumption (fact?) that poetry is nothing less than Life staying Death--and not in the tradition of mere "Culture", of elegant verses for elegant people.
Beautifully written, Crane's poetic compositions, with their choice diction, dense and imaginative allegories and technical virtuosity, fall easily into the category of the poetry of "sensation", that is say, poetry characterised chiefly by the registering of impressions.
www.amazon.com /Complete-Poems-Hart-Crane/dp/0871401479   (2214 words)

 LitKicks: Hart Crane and The Bridge
Somehow, against all odds Crane managed to escape and was seen heading for the sailor’s quarters in search of “the secret oar and petals of love” which translates from Crane-speak as a hefty bout of buggering.
The young Crane did not have a happy upbringing, later writing to his mother: “it’s time for you to realize that my youth has been a rather bloody battleground for yours and father’s sex life and troubles.” Obviously taking it seriously, he tried to kill himself by slashing his wrists but thankfully survived.
Crane’s reaction was to slice the painting to ribbons and drink a bottle of iodine in another botched attempt to kill himself.
www.litkicks.com /BeatPages/page.jsp?what=HartCrane   (2439 words)

 Harold Hart Crane
Crane was a generous friend, a brilliant talker with a childlike vulnerability and charm -- as long as he was sober.
Crane's struggle to defend his affirmative vision, which ended with his suicide in 1932, is the heroic story Paul Mariani narrates in ''The Broken Tower,'' the first biography of Crane to appear in 30 years.
Crane gave himself to other people profligately -- his letters are a record, and an instance, of that generosity of spirit -- and he demanded as much in return (as his letters, with their frequent self-pity, defensiveness and requests for money, also record).
www.arlindo-correia.com /081204.html   (5952 words)

 Reviews of 'The Complete Poems of Hart Crane (Centennial Edition)'
Hart Crane is among the greatest English Poets; he extends the orphic tradition--he works under the assumption (fact?) that poetry is nothing less than Life staying Death--and not in the tradition of mere "Culture", of elegant verses for elegant people.
Hart Crane is the paragon of great American orphic poetry - yes, such a thing did (does?) exist.
At a time when American poets were taking the turn inward to represent human consciousness through their style in a way that was immediately familiar to itself, Hart Crane stood on the perimeter of that boundary; unwilling to traverse it, or stand outside of it.
www.usingenglish.com /amazon/us/reviews/0871401789.html   (527 words)

 Literary Encyclopedia: Hart Crane
Hart Crane is among the most radically inventive of High Modernist poets, experimenting with language and poetic scale in ways that extended the scope of Modernism and influenced several generations of American poets who followed him.
Crane appropriated their affinity for music and their attraction to abstract language that attempted to evoke complex emotional registers, and attempted translations of the work of Jules Laforgue.
Crane was also beginning a descent into alcoholism and bouts of violent behavior and depression, illnesses that would abbreviate both his literary output and his life.
www.litencyc.com /php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=1058   (562 words)

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