“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Hart Crane

1899 - 1932

Hart Crane Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 3, 2016
1. Hart Crane Marker
Inscription. The poet and author, one of the "Lost Generation" of writers, lived here while supporting himself as an advertising writer. Crane's poems "White Buildings" and "The Bridge" gave harmonious expression to the chaos of urban life.
Erected by Historic Landmarks Preservation Center.
Marker series. This marker is included in the New York City Historic Landmarks Preservation Center Cultural Medallions marker series.
Location. 40° 44.093′ N, 74° 0.261′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Charles Street east of Bleecker Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 79 Charles Street, New York NY 10014, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sinclair Lewis (within shouting distance of this marker); Woody Guthrie (within shouting distance of this marker); Samuel Whittemore House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hartwick Seminary (about 500 feet away); St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church (about 500 feet away); Greenwich Village Historic District
Hart Crane Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 3, 2016
2. Hart Crane Marker - Wide View
(about 600 feet away); Thomas Paine Death House (about 600 feet away); Christopher Park (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Also see . . .  Hart Crane (Poetry Foundation). Hart Crane is a legendary figure among American poets. In his personal life he showed little self-esteem, indulging in great and frequent bouts of alcohol abuse. In his art, however, he showed surprising optimism. Critics have contended that for Crane, misery and despair were redeemed through the apprehension of beauty, and in some of his greatest verses he articulated his own quest for redemption.... in his most ambitious work, The Bridge, Crane sought nothing less than an expression of the American experience in its entirety. His failure in this attempt, as many critics noted, was rather to be expected. His effort, however, not only impressed many of those same critics but prompted a few of them to see Crane as a pivotal figure in American literature, and he has since come to be regarded as both the quintessential Romantic artist and the embodiment of those extreme characteristics—hope and despair, redemption and damnation—that seemed to preoccupy many writers in his time.... (Submitted on October 13, 2016.) 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
Credits. This page was last revised on April 15, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 13, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 182 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 13, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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