By Stanley Wertheim
The e-book of The pink Badge of Courage in 1895 introduced Stephen Crane rapid popularity at age 23. At 28, he used to be lifeless. within the short span of his literary occupation, Crane loved an important degree of renown in addition to notoriety, yet his attractiveness rested virtually solely upon his battle novel, and he felt that his expertise had eventually been misjudged. From his youth until eventually his dying, Crane used to be a certified journalist. To at the present time, such a lot proficient American readers understand him purely because the writer of the main lifelike Civil struggle novel ever written, 3 or 4 action-packed brief tales, and a handful of iconoclastic free-verse poems. Crane was once befriended and widespread by means of one of the most very important literary figures of his time, similar 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 ebook presents a extra entire photo of Crane's brief yet furiously artistic lifestyles and encourages a extra vast appreciation of his works.
The quantity contains hundreds of thousands of entries for individuals of Crane's speedy and ; shut buddies and colleagues; academic associations that he attended; areas the place he resided; publishers and syndicates by way of whom he used to be hired; literary activities with which he's often linked; and the works of fiction, poetry, and journalism that he wrote. hence the ebook indicates that he used to be a pioneer within the improvement of a couple of genres in smooth 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 yankee frontier sooner than the encroachments of a latest Europeanized civilization; and that his brief tales and poems interact a few enduring topics. some of the entries cite works for extra interpreting, and the quantity incorporates a chronology and a bibliography of an important stories of his existence and writing.
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A Stephen Crane Encyclopedia by Stanley Wertheim