Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge : Fact and Symbol

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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 150 x 230mm
  • Oxford University Press Australia
  • OUP Australia and New Zealand
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • 28ill.(1col.).
  • 0195001273
  • 9780195001273

Review Text

The Brooklyn Bridge is many things to many people. It stands as a remarkable monument to the courage and perseverance of the Roeblings, father and son, whose lives it took in the making. To artists and writers, it stands as an inspiration. Alan Trachtenberg has researched with loving care the facts about the Brooklyn Bridge, its conception and building by the Roeblings, the obstacles overcome in completing the structure, not the least of which was Good Old Boss Tweed. After the facts comes the symbol, and the results in literature. The final chapter deals at some length with Hart Crane's epic poem "The Bridge." The evident feeling of the author for his subject informs his writing about it. (Kirkus Reviews)show more

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28 ratings
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4 46% (13)
3 25% (7)
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