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Author Irwin, John T.
Title Hart Crane's poetry : "Appollinaire lived in Paris, I live in Cleveland, Ohio" / John T. Irwin.
Published Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011.
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 Floor4  PS3505.R272 Z725 2011    IN LIBRARY
Description xiv, 424 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [399]-403) and index.
Contents PART ONE. THE BRIDGE. The pictorial and the poetic; The Bridge as a prophetic vision of origins -- The visual structure of prophetic vision; a simultaneous glimpse before and behind -- Spengler's reading of perspective as a culture-symbol -- The Bridge and the paintings in the Sistine Chapel; Moses and Jesus: Columbus and Whitman; Joseph Stella; El Greco's Agony in the Garden; the Grail; Dionysus and Jesus -- Counterpoint in The Bridge -- Foreshadowing and lateral foreshadowing; the Grail quest; Eliot's The Waste Land -- The return to origin; the total return to the womb; the primal scene; vision and invisibility; the dual identification -- The reversal of the figures of father and mother in "Indiana"; Crane's dream of the black man by the river; Crane's quarrel with his father; the composition of "Black Tambourine" -- Crane's dream of his mother's trunk in the attic -- Fantasies of return to the womb and the primal scene; three dimensions reduced to two as a sign of body transcendence; the triple archetype; Goethe's Faust; Plato's cave allegory as a sublimated womb fantasy; Helen as mother; the influence of Williams and Nietzsche; Demeter, Kore, and the Amerindian corn [etc.] -- Building the virgin; Crane's "To Liberty"; Lazarus's "The New Colossus"; Helen and psyche; Astraea and the constellation Virgo; Demeter and Kore; the Virgin Mary and Queen Elizabeth I -- The Education of Henry Adams; Arnold's "Stanzas from the Grande Chartreuse"; Wandering between two worlds; Seneca's Medea; Whitman and the rebound seed -- "Three Songs"; golden hair; "Quaker Hill" and the motherly artist; the return of the golden age; Astraea and Atlantis -- Epic predecessors: Aeneas and Dido; Survival through a part-object; stellar translation and the golden-haired grain -- The historical Pocahontas and the mythical Quetzalcoatl; Prescott, Spence, and D. H. Lawrence as influences on The Bridge, Waldo Frank's Our America and the image of submergence -- Nietzsche and the return of the old gods; Zarathustra and Quetzalcoatl; the eagle and the serpent; the dance -- The Aeneid, book 6, and "The Tunnel"; "Cutty Sark" and Glaucus in Ovid; Burns's "Tam o' Shanter"; Glaucus in Keats's Endymion -- Time and eternity in "Cutty Sark"; Stamboul Rose, Atlantis Rose, and Dante's Rose; Moby-Dick and "Cutty Sark" -- The historical Cutty Sark; Hero and Leander; Jason and the Argo; Dante and the Argo -- Constellations and The Bridge -- Constellations continued; Panis Angelicus -- Time and eternity; temporal narrative and spatial configuration; the bridge as memory place; "Atlantis"; one arc synoptic of all times -- "Atlantis" and the image of flight; Shelley's "To a Skylark"; Pater and the tears of Dionysus -- Love and light; love-as-bridgeship; Pater and Botticelli's Venus; Venus and the rainbow; foam-born; pyramids and fire; From Ritual to Romance, Venus and Adonis -- Three structures; the visualization of the womb fantasy in The Last Judgement; the transumptive relationship -- Michelangelo's self-portrait; Marsyas and the suffering artist -- PART TWO. WHITE BUILDINGS AND "THE BROKEN TOWER". -- "Legend," "Black Tambourine," "Emblems of Conduct," "My Grandmother's Love Letters," "Sunday Morning Apples" -- "Praise for an Urn," "Garden Abstract," "Stark Major," "Chaplinesque" -- "Pastorale," "In Shadow," "The Fernery," "North Labrador" -- "Repose of Rivers," "Paraphrase," "Possessions" -- "Lachrymae Christi" -- "Passage" -- "The Wine Menagerie," "Recitative" -- "For the Marriage of Faustus and Helen" -- "At Melville's Tomb," "Voyages I, II, III" -- "Voyages IV, V, VI" -- "The Broken Tower."
Subject Crane, Hart, 1899-1932 -- Criticism and interpretation.
ISBN 1421402211 (acid-free paper)
9781421402215 (acid-free paper)
OCLC number 700735576