By Stanley Wertheim
The e-book of The crimson Badge of Courage in 1895 introduced Stephen Crane fast popularity 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 solely upon his struggle novel, and he felt that his expertise had finally been misjudged. From his early life till his demise, Crane used to be a qualified journalist. To at the present time, so much expert American readers comprehend him simply because the writer of the main real looking Civil struggle 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 probably the most very important literary figures of his time, akin to William Dean Howells, Willa Cather, Joseph Conrad, Henry James, and H. G. Wells. He has additionally been referred to as a realist, a naturalist, an impressionist, a symbolist, and an existentialist. This reference e-book presents a extra whole photograph of Crane's brief yet furiously inventive existence and encourages a extra large appreciation of his works.
The quantity comprises countless numbers of entries for participants of Crane's fast and nuclear family; shut acquaintances and co-workers; academic associations that he attended; areas the place he resided; publishers and syndicates via whom he was once hired; literary hobbies with which he's frequently linked; and the works of fiction, poetry, and journalism that he wrote. therefore the e-book indicates that he was once a pioneer within the improvement of a few genres in glossy American fiction and poetry; that he was once the 1st literary chronicler of the burgeoning slums of city the USA who refused to sentimentalize his fabrics; that his Western tales exhibit the regular retreat of the yank frontier prior to the encroachments of a contemporary Europeanized civilization; and that his brief tales and poems have interaction a few enduring issues. some of the entries cite works for extra studying, and the quantity encompasses 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