Year: 1978 Source: University of Hartford Studies in Literature, v.10, no.1-3, (1978), p.70-102 SIEC No: 19820079

Presents an extensive discussion of various life events leading to the suicide of Hart Crane. Examines his major patterns of imagery & habits of poetic style in order to determine why they were unsuccessful in helping him to establish an identity & why this failure of his characteristic symbolmaking capacity resulted in a failure of the process of self-object differentiation which finally led to his suicide.