By Stanley Wertheim
The book of The crimson Badge of Courage in 1895 introduced Stephen Crane fast repute at age 23. At 28, he was once useless. within the short span of his literary occupation, Crane loved an important degree of renown in addition to notoriety, yet his popularity rested virtually fullyyt upon his struggle novel, and he felt that his expertise had finally been misjudged. From his formative years until eventually his demise, Crane was once a certified journalist. To today, so much expert American readers be aware of him purely because the writer of the main reasonable Civil conflict novel ever written, 3 or 4 action-packed brief tales, and a handful of iconoclastic free-verse poems. Crane used to be befriended and favorite by way of probably the most vital literary figures of his time, comparable to William Dean Howells, Willa Cather, Joseph Conrad, Henry James, and H. G. Wells. He has additionally been known as a realist, a naturalist, an impressionist, a symbolist, and an existentialist. This reference ebook presents a extra whole photograph of Crane's brief yet furiously inventive existence and encourages a extra broad appreciation of his works.
The quantity comprises countless numbers of entries for participants of Crane's instant and ; shut acquaintances and colleagues; academic associations that he attended; locations the place he resided; publishers and syndicates by means of whom he used to be hired; literary events with which he's frequently linked; and the works of fiction, poetry, and journalism that he wrote. therefore the e-book exhibits that he was once a pioneer within the improvement of a couple of genres in sleek American fiction and poetry; that he used to be the 1st literary chronicler of the burgeoning slums of city the US who refused to sentimentalize his fabrics; that his Western tales exhibit the regular retreat of the yankee frontier ahead of the encroachments of a latest Europeanized civilization; and that his brief tales and poems have interaction a couple of enduring subject matters. some of the entries cite works for additional examining, and the quantity features a chronology and a bibliography of an important experiences of his lifestyles and writing.
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A Stephen Crane Encyclopedia by Stanley Wertheim