VOYAGE. A Poem. With a Commentary on the Poem by the Composer.
South Hadley, MA: Mount Holyoke College, 1945. First Edition. Softcover. This song by Elliott Carter is a setting to music of the poem "Voyages" by Hart Crane. It is one of his most famous poems, beginning "Infinite consanguinuity it bears ---" and ending with "Permit me voyage, love, into your hands". The 18-line poem - "Voyages III" (billed only as "Voyage" on the front cover, is printed inside the front cover with the full correct title, followed by a quite detailed commentary on it by Carter on the facing page. The following six pages contain the text of the poem with musical notation. The poem previously appeared in WHITE BUILDINGS. It is designated in the 1972 Crane bibliography (Schwartz & Schweik E3, page 141) as the third of (only) three various "adaptations" of poems by Crane. Tall wrappers, ca. 9.25"x12.25", stapled into printed card covers. Some light toning to wrappers else near-fine.
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