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The author of the book: Linda Davis
Edition: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Date of issue: August 28th 1998
ISBN: 0899199348
ISBN 13: 9780899199344
Language: English
Format files: PDF
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p.XI He (Stephen Crane) was an explosion of color in a gray age.
p.65 Borrowing his sister-in-law's maiden name, Fleming, for the youth, he wrote a working title on a piece of paper: Private Fleming: His Various Battles.
p.142 'For the first time I saw the majestic forces which are arrayed against a man's success.
p.191 He knew, of course, that truth in fiction had nothing to do with a slavish adherence to the facts.
p.266 News of Stephen's exploits got around. Depending upon the observer, Stephen Crane was either the bravest man one had ever seen under fire or the most reckless.

An excellent collection of information about an impressive writer. The text is approachable, written more in a popular tone as opposed to strict scholarly presentation. Excerpts from Stephen Crane's personal letters are a high point of the text. The eloquent language and flow of the letters show the writing development of the author. Another attractive part of the text is Crane's relationship with Joseph Conrad. While in England, the two men lived near each other and shared each other's company. Crane also meets Willa Cather while passed through Omaha on trip out west. Later, Cather writes savage reviews of Crane's later, weaker work, but the two famous authors shared a short conversation.

The entire catalog of Stephen Crane stories are introduced throughout the text. Many interesting facts surrounding the stories of Crane highlight the text. Every story is given at least a cursory presentation, no matter how small. Red Badge leaves its mark in the text. Chapter 12 is cut entirely during the editing process. Also, specific examples of edits are included, both words that were included and omitted are relayed to the reader. Another captivating saga is the real story behind "The Open Boat," Crane's most famous short story. Mrs. Davis expands upon the information set forth within the story


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