Books: Poet's Progress

HART CRANE: THE LIFE OF AN AMERICAN POET—Philip Horton—Norton ($3).

Few modern readers could recall even the name of any 18th Century U. S. poet. Of the 19th Century, only three names are still respectfully remembered: Edgar Allan Poe, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson. Of the U. S. poets which the first third of the 20th Century has brought to birth, modern readers could name a dozen who are fairly well-known: T. S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Amy Lowell, Robert Frost, Vachel Lindsay, Edwin Arlington Robinson, Robinson Jeffers, Edgar Lee Masters, Edna St. Vincent...

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