Further Reading

(Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism)

Criticism

Brunner, Edward. Splendid Failure: Hart Crane and the Making of "The Bridge. " Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1985, 282 p.

Comprehensive analysis of The Bridge, encompassing the evolution of Crane's writing, an overview of critical response, and an examination of the poem itself.

Buelens, Gert. "The American Poet and His City: Crane, Williams, and Olson; Perceptions of Reality in American Poetry (1930-1960)." English Studies: A Journal of English Language and Literature 73, No. 3 (June 1992): 248-63.

Includes Crane's The Bridge in a study of "urban poetry" in which the image of the...

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