A Romance, with Robert Barr.
While alternating bohemian student life and explorations of the Bowery slums with visits to genteel relatives in the country near Port Jervis, N. At that time so shocking that Crane published it under a pseudonym and at his own expense, Maggie left him to struggle as a poor and unknown freelance journalist, until he was befriended by Hamlin Garland and the influential critic William Dean Howells.
Suddenly in the publication of The Red Badge of Courage and of his first book of poems, The Black Riders, brought him international fame.
Strikingly different in tone and technique from Maggie, The Red Badge of Courage is a subtle impressionistic study of a young soldier trying to find reality amid the conflict of fierce warfare. Crane, who had as yet seen no war, was widely praised by veterans for his uncanny power to imagine and reproduce the sense of actual combat.
His unconventionality and his sympathy for the downtrodden aroused malicious gossip and false charges of drug addiction and Satanism that disgusted the fastidious author. His reputation as a war writer, his desire to see if he had guessed right about the psychology of combat, and his fascination with death and danger sent him to Greece and then to Cuba as a war correspondent.
He was accompanied by Cora Taylor, a former brothel-house proprietor. When the war ended, Crane wrote the first draft of Active Service, a novel of the Greek war. He finally returned to Cora in England nine months after his departure and settled in a costly 14th-century manor house at Brede Place, Sussex.
They ruined themselves financially by entertaining hordes of spongers, as well as close literary friends—including Joseph ConradFord Madox FordH. Crane now fought a desperate battle against time, illness, and debts.
Privation and exposure in his Bowery years and as a correspondent, together with an almost deliberate disregard for his health, probably hastened the disease that killed him at an early age.
He died of tuberculosis that was compounded by the recurrent malarial fever he had caught in Cuba.
In the best of these tales Crane showed a rare ability to shape colourful settings, dramatic action, and perceptive characterization into ironic explorations of human nature and destiny.
Stephen Crane first broke new ground in Maggie, which evinced an uncompromising then considered sordid realism that initiated the literary trend of the succeeding generations—i. The first nonromantic novel of the Civil War to attain widespread popularity, The Red Badge of Courage turned the tide of the prevailing convention about war fiction and established a new, if not unprecedented, one.
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Biography of Stephen Crane an American novelist, short story writer, poet and journalist. Prolific throughout his short life, he wrote notable works in the Realist tradition as well as early examples of American Naturalism and Impressionism. in French naturalistic works; but Stephen Crane and Frank Norris were attentive to such matters. In short novels, Maggie: A Girl of the Streets () and The Red Badge of Courage (), and in some of his short stories, Crane was an impressionist who made his details and his setting. Stephen Townley Crane was born on 1 November at 14 Mulberry Place in Newark, New Jersey into the large family of Mary Helen Peck () and .
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Stephen Crane () Contributing Editor: Donald Vanouse Classroom Issues and Strategies. Stephen Crane's works present sudden shifts in tone and point of view, and frequently the works end without establishing either certainty about characters or resolution of thematic issues.
Stephen Crane >Stephen Crane (), an American fiction writer and poet, was also a >newspaper reporter.
His novel "The Red Badge of Courage" stands high among >the world's books depicting warfare. Stephen Townley Crane was born on 1 November at 14 Mulberry Place in Newark, New Jersey into the large family of Mary Helen Peck () and Jonathan Townley Crane (), Methodist minister.
Biography of Stephen Crane an American novelist, short story writer, poet and journalist. Prolific throughout his short life, he wrote notable works in the Realist tradition as well as early examples of American Naturalism and Impressionism.