Hart Crane (1899-1932)
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Hart Crane (1899-1932)

THE BRIDGE. A POEM. 1930

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Hart Crane (1899-1932)
The Bridge. A Poem. 1930
CRANE, Hart (1899-1932). The Bridge. A Poem. Paris: The Black Sun Press, 1930.

First edition, limited issue, number 45 of 50 copies on Japanese Vellum signed by Crane, from a total edition of 283. With three fine photogravures by Walker Evans (1903-1975). The Bridge, called ‘cubism in poetry’ when it was initially reviewed in The New York Times, stands as one of the great epics of 20th-century poetry. Connolly writes that of the poems ‘some of them... are near perfect and the whole allegory is a masterpiece of neo-romanticism’ (The Modern Movement, p.62). Crane befriended Walker Evans in 1928 when, struggling to finish his epic poem, he moved to Brooklyn. Connolly, The Modern Movement 64; Schwarz and Schweik A2.

Quarto (270 x 220mm). Three photogravures. Original printed wrappers; glassine dust jacket; publisher's gold paper-covered slipcase (a few minor chips in glassine wrapper, light wear to slipcase).
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