By Stanley Wertheim
The e-book of The crimson Badge of Courage in 1895 introduced Stephen Crane speedy status 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 recognition rested virtually totally upon his conflict novel, and he felt that his expertise had eventually been misjudged. From his early life until eventually his loss of life, Crane used to be a certified journalist. To today, such a lot knowledgeable American readers recognize him in basic terms because the writer of the main real looking 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 favourite by means of essentially 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 referred to as a realist, a naturalist, an impressionist, a symbolist, and an existentialist. This reference e-book offers a extra whole photo of Crane's brief yet furiously inventive existence and encourages a extra wide appreciation of his works.
The quantity contains thousands of entries for contributors of Crane's speedy and nuclear family; shut neighbors and co-workers; academic associations that he attended; locations the place he resided; publishers and syndicates through whom he was once hired; literary routine with which he's frequently linked; and the works of fiction, poetry, and journalism that he wrote. therefore 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 US who refused to sentimentalize his fabrics; that his Western tales display the regular retreat of the yank frontier sooner than the encroachments of a latest Europeanized civilization; and that his brief tales and poems interact a couple of enduring issues. the various entries cite works for extra examining, and the quantity encompasses 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