Wednesday, January 31, 2007

In his review of the LOA Hart Crane William Logan provides an adequate if unsympathetic account of Crane's life. If his essay fails as criticism it is because he does not substantiate his dismissal as a "dreadful mess" the lines from "Chaplinesque" he quotes, nor does he clarify what is "beautifully managed" but ultimately banal in the passages he extracts from The Bridge.

I can't say I disagree with his judgments -- I will say that he makes them seem capricious, and unnecessarily so.

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