Literary Birthday – 21 July – Hart Crane

Hart Crane was born 21 July 1899, and died 27 April 1932.

Four Quotes

  1. I got so I simply gagged every time I sat before my desk to write an ad.
  2. One must be drenched in words, literally soaked in them, to have the right ones form themselves into the proper pattern at the right moment.
  3. I have wanted to write you more than once, but it will take many letters to let you know what I mean (for myself, at least) when I say that I have seen the Word made Flesh.
  4. Scatter these well-meant idioms into the smoky spring that fills the suburbs, where they will be lost.

Hart Crane was an American poet. He wrote The Bridge as an epic poem in the vein of The Waste Land by T. S. Eliot.

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Posted on: 21st July 2014