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Harold Hart Crane was an American poet. Finding both inspiration and provocation in the poetry of T. S. Eliot, Crane wrote modernist poetry that is difficult, highly stylized, and very ambitious in its scope. In his most ambitious work, The Bridge, Crane sought to write an epic poem in the vein of The Waste Land that expressed something more sincere and optimistic than the ironic despair that Crane found in Eliot's poetry. In the years following his suicide at the age of 32, Crane has come to be seen as one of the most influential poets of his generation.. American modernist poet

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Quote Left Often beneath the wave, wide from this ledge The dice of drowned men's bones he saw bequeath An embassy. Quote Right
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Quote Left The stars have grooved our eyes with old persuasions Of love and hatred, birth,—surcease of nations . . . Quote Right
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Quote Left Yet, to the empty trapeze of your flesh, O Magdalene, each comes back to die alone.... Quote Right
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Quote Left To course that span of consciousness thou'st named The Open Road—thy vision is reclaimed!... Quote Right
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