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Guide to the Richard W. Rychtarik / Hart Crane Papers
 MSS 103

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Title: Richard W. Rychtarik/Hart Crane Papers
Dates: 1923-1935
Abstract: 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.
Quantity: 0.5 linear feet (1 box)
Call Phrase: MSS 103