An American Voice

Hart Crane

Complete Poems & Selected Letters

Hart Crane

Library of America, $40, 864 pp.

With this volume, Hart Crane joins Robert Frost, Ezra Pound, and Wallace Stevens in the Library of America publications of twentieth-century poets. Crane can be easily fitted into their eight-hundred-page format since his total poetic output, including unpublished poems, amounts to only a hundred and fifty pages; so the bulk of the volume is a very full selection of his letters, plus a few essays and reviews. Langdon Hammer, the editor,...

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About the Author

William H. Pritchard is the Henry Clay Folger Professor of English at Amherst College. He is the author of Shelf Life: Literary Essays and Reviews (University of Massachusetts Press) among others.