Nov 20, 2014 - Sale 2367

Sale 2367 - Lot 263

Price Realized: $ 812
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 300 - $ 400
FROM THE POET'S MOTHER (CRANE, HART.) CRANE, GRACE HART. Group of 5 Autograph Letters Signed, to the President of Liveright Publishing Arthur Pell, concerning publishing rights to Hart Crane's works, royalties, advance copies, inquiring about her son's place in literature, complaining of misinformation about Hart, &c. Together 12 pages, 4to or 8vo; one letter in pencil. Vp, 1938-46

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30 July 1945: ". . . There is one other thing that I would like your opinion on, and that is Hart's place in American Poetry. Is he losing ground? I so seldom see any references to his work any more in the Reviews. . . ."
3 August 1945: ". . . I never was satisfied with Horton's Life of Hart. It was too morbid and sensational--and left one with the feeling that Hart was completely morbid and gloomy--which . . . he was not.
"Someday I would like to have some one who really knew Hart and loved him write his life. . . ."