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Hart Crane

Maurice Riordan

This selection of American poet Hart Crane’s poems is chosen by Maurice Riordan. It is an admiring and illuminating collection of work from ‘the Romantic poet of the twentieth century’.

Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571238033
Date Published
01.05.2008
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Summary

Harold Hart Crane was born in Ohio in 1899. In 1923 he became a copy-writer in New York. White Buildings, his first collection, appeared in 1926, and in 1930 his most famous work, The Bridge, was published. A reaction against the pessimism in T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land, The Bridge was a love song to the myth of America and its optimism a much needed boon to post-Wall Street Crash America. Hart Crane committed suicide in 1932.

MauriceRiordan

Maurice Riordan was born in 1953 in Lisgoold, Co. Cork. His first collection, A Word from the Loki (1995), was nominated for the T. S. Eliot Prize, as was The Water Stealer (2013). Floods (2000) was a Book of the Year in both the Sunday Times and the Irish Times, and The Holy Land (2007) won the Michael Hartnett Award.…

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