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Guide to the Richard W. Rychtarik / Hart Crane Papers
||Richard W. Rychtarik/Hart Crane Papers
||Harold Hart Crane was born in 1899 and became a significant voice within modernist
American poetry of the first half of the twentieth century. Crane moved to New York
City and mixed with other prominent writers of the time and was influenced by both
contemporary currents in poetry, and his early affinity for nineteenth-century French
poets. In 1930, Crane received some acclaim from the publication of "The Bridge,"
his book-length poem that depicts New York City and his outlook on America in general.
In 1932, upon completing a Guggenheim fellowship in Mexico, he set off by ship back
to New York, but committed suicide by jumping from the deck during his passage.
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