By Stanley Wertheim
The booklet of The crimson Badge of Courage in 1895 introduced Stephen Crane speedy repute at age 23. At 28, he used to be lifeless. within the short span of his literary profession, Crane loved an important degree of renown in addition to notoriety, yet his recognition rested virtually fullyyt upon his conflict novel, and he felt that his expertise had eventually been misjudged. From his youth till his loss of life, Crane was once a certified journalist. To at the present time, such a lot informed American readers comprehend him merely because the writer of the main life like Civil warfare novel ever written, 3 or 4 action-packed brief tales, and a handful of iconoclastic free-verse poems. Crane used to be befriended and well-liked by means of the most very important 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 booklet presents a extra whole photo of Crane's brief yet furiously artistic existence and encourages a extra wide appreciation of his works.
The quantity comprises thousands of entries for participants of Crane's speedy and nuclear family; shut neighbors and colleagues; academic associations that he attended; locations the place he resided; publishers and syndicates through whom he was once hired; literary pursuits with which he's often 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 few genres in sleek American fiction and poetry; that he was once the 1st literary chronicler of the burgeoning slums of city the US who refused to sentimentalize his fabrics; that his Western tales demonstrate the regular retreat of the yank frontier ahead of the encroachments of a latest Europeanized civilization; and that his brief tales and poems interact a couple of enduring issues. a few of the entries cite works for extra examining, and the amount encompasses a chronology and a bibliography of crucial experiences of his existence and writing.
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A Stephen Crane Encyclopedia by Stanley Wertheim