The Broken Tower: A Life of Hart Crane

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 492 pages
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Written by award-winning biographer Paul Mariani, "The Broken Tower" reads with all the drama of a psychological novel and the inexorable force of a Greek tragedy. Few poets have lived as extraordinary and fascinating life as Hart Crane, the American poet who made his meteoric rise in the late 1920s and then flamed out just as suddenly, killing himself at the age of 32. 34 photos.
  

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User Review  - catfantastic - LibraryThing

Paul Mariani's biography of Hart Crane is captivating and illuminating. It provides exactly what I was looking for - a nonjudgmental account of Crane's life - but it is also a terrifically detailed ... Read full review

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"I write damned little because I am interested in recording certain sensations, very rigidly chosen, with an eye for what according to my taste and sum of prejudices seems suitable to -- or intense enough -- for verse." --Hart Crane :: May 29, 1927 Read full review

Contents

Prolegomenon 1
11
1
20
4
26
PART II
98
PART III
218
Down and Out in New York
347
Deaths Adjustments
363
Viva Mexico
381
The Broken Tower
399
Coda
422
Notes
429
Acknowledgments
463
Index
469
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Poet, scholar, essayist, critic, Paul Mariani is the author of many books, including William Carlos Williams and The Great Wheel. He teaches at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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