Strongly influenced by T. S. Eliot's work, Hart Crane's poetry is a mix of American modernism and romanticism. Though born in Ohio in 1899, he chose to move to New York City as a young adult. He embraced the urban environment, and his work was inspired by the culture of the city. His stylized, ambitious poetry is still lauded by poets and critics alike for his determination to meet modernity with optimism.
The Hart Crane collection includes manuscripts and letters written by the American poet. The manuscripts include a corrected typescript and galley proofs for his epic poem The Bridge (1930). The ten Crane letters are written to his mother Grace Hart Crane, his grandmother Elizabeth B. Hart, and the poet Samuel Loveman.
This collection was digitized as part of Project REVEAL (Read and View English & American Literature).
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