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Hart Crane: A Biography

Hart Crane: A Biography
Author: Clive Fisher
ISBN 13: 9780300090611
ISBN 10: 300090617
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication Date: 2002-04-01
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 384
List Price: $65.00

Hart Crane's life was notoriously turbulent, persistently nonconformist, and tragically short. Born in 1899, Crane became one of the most significant modernist American poets, yet his self-destructive tendencies - violent outbursts, massive drinking binges, and dangerous sexual pursuits - came to a catastrophic conclusion when at only thirty-two he threw himself from the stern of an ocean liner into the Gulf of Mexico. This new biography presents a full, frank portrait of the real Hart Crane, a poet attractive both for his flamboyance and passion for life, and for the magnificent sonorities of his work.

New York Times Book Review

[Fisher] captures the loneliness and pathos of Crane's existence and places his poems where the life illuminates them.