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  Stephen Crane
In its inscription Crane warned that "it is inevitable that you be greatly shocked by this book but continue, please, with all possible courage to the end." The srory of the descent of a slum girl in turn-of-the-century New York into prostitution was first published under a pseudonym.
Stephen Crane was born in Newark, New Jersey, as the 14th child of a Methodist minister Jonathan Townley Crane and his wife Mary Helen Peck Crane.
Crane died on June 5, 1900 at Badenweiler in Germany of tuberculosis, that was worsened by malarial fever he had caught in Cuba.
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  Stephen Crane - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Crane released the book under the pseudonym "Johnston Smith." It was not a commercial success and was ignored by critics of the time, with the exception of Hamlin Garland.
In early January, 1897, a boat in which Crane accompanied a filibustering expedition to Cuba was wrecked, leaving Crane adrift for 30 hours in a ten-foot dinghy.
Crane died of tuberculosis (consumption) at age 28, in Badenweiler, Germany.
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 Stephen Crane - MSN Encarta
Stephen Crane (1871-1900), American novelist and poet, one of the first American exponents of the naturalistic style of writing (see Naturalism).
Crane is known for his pessimistic and often brutal portrayals of the human condition, but his stark realism is relieved by poetic charm and a sympathetic understanding of character.
Crane's next novel, The Red Badge of Courage (1895), gained international recognition as a penetrating and realistic psychological study of a young soldier in the American Civil War (1861-1865).
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 Stephen Crane - Books and Biography
Stephen Crane (1871-1900) was born in Newark, New Jersey, as the 14th child of a Methodist minister.
Crane started to write stories at the age of eight and at 16 he was writing articles for the New York Tribune.
Crane's rising fame brought him better reporting assignments and he sought experiences as a war correspondent in combat areas.
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 NJPoets.com - Skylands Writers & Artists Assoc., Inc. - Stephen Crane
Stephen Crane was in Newark, New Jersey, in 1871.
Crane is known for his bleak and grim portrayals of the human condition His brutal realism is counter-pointed by an alluring poetic grace and deeply empathetic character portrayal.
Crane, himself, had never lived through the experience of serving in the military, but his profound understanding of the ordeals of armed combat, inspired both American and foreign newspapers to enlist him as a war correspondent at the junctures of the Greco-Turkish War of 1897 and the Spanish American War begun in 1896.
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 Ponce de Leon Inlet Light Station - History - Stephen Crane
Stephen Crane was a prolific writer of fiction and poetry, whose realistic style influenced American literature for many years after his death.
Crane's various church appointments led the family to Paterson, New Jersey and to Port Jervis, New York, a town that would provide the setting for some of Stephen Crane's short stories and the novel The Third Violet.
Crane and Cora settled in England in 1897 and were well-known in literary circles for their lavish parties and extravagant lifestyle.
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 GradeSaver: ClassicNote: Biography of Stephen Crane
Stephen Crane was the youngest of fourteen children.
Crane published Maggie, a study of an innocent slum girl and her downfall in a world of prostitution and abuse, in 1893 at his own expense.
Crane's rich portrayal of Henry Fleming's growth through the trials and terrors of a Civil War battle betray the fact that he himself had not yet seen any fighting or battles when he wrote the book.
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 Stephen Crane
Crane followed up this imaginative reconstruction of mission life with a descriptive observation that "the ruins of these missions are now besieged in the valley south of the city by indomitable thickets of mesquite" (Katz 37).
Yet Crane found hope in the realization that, despite the ravages of nature and the destructive hand of man, "these portentous monuments to the toil, the profound convictions of the fathers, remain stolid and unyielding, with the bravery of stone, until it appears like the last stand of an army" (Katz 38).
Stephen Crane ended his tribute to San Antonio and its patriot shrine by pointing out that "upon a hillock in the outskirts of the city is situated the government military post, Fort Sam Houston" (Katz 41).
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 Stephen Crane's Classic Short Stories, Sketches, and Novels
Stephen Crane's life was restless and uneven and intensely American.
His mother, who supported the family after her husband's death, died when Stephen was eighteen, and for the next five years he lived in New York and nearly starved.
Publishers would have none of it: it was "too honest." So Crane borrowed money to have it printed himself, sold it on newsstands at fifty cents a copy, and at the end of a year had disposed of fewer than a hundred copies.
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 Stephen Crane   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Stephen Crane was born the last of fourteen children.
Concerning Crane during this period of his life, Robert Penn Warren wrote, "...he slept on borrowed beds, kept irregular hours, ate irregular meals, found irregular employment, and met with irregular companions." In 1894, The Red Badge of Courage was syndicated and published in the Philadelphia Press.
Perhaps Crane's best poem is "War Is Kind." The poem is a masterpiece in the study of irony, where there are two voices: one is a warmonger, and the other is a professional solder.
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 PAL: Stephen Crane (1871-1900)
Stephen Crane: An Exhibition on the Centennial of The Red Badge of Courage at The Grolier Club November 29, 1995 to January 12, 1996 from the Collection of Stanley Wertheim.
Stephen Crane was born in New Jersey in 1871.
Literary techniques used in Cranes works include: Tough-minded irony, allusions to war and fighting, comparisons and contradictions, dramatic personification, intertwined themes of sin and virtue, and a vision of a demand for courage, integrity, grace, and generosity in a tough world (Chao, Strosberg, Ng).
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 Amazon.ca: Great Short Works of Stephen Crane: Books: Stephen Crane   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Stephen Crane died at the age of 28 in Germany.
Crane portrays Henry as overhearing a general as saying to the effect that Henry's regiment was expeendable cannon fodder and this revelation very much grates on Henry's fellows.
Although Crane wrote some of the best descriptions of warfare ever written, not to mention other forms of action from gunfights to the power of sea and fire, his main interest was always concerned with how the individual reacts to the various challenges posed by a flatly indifferent universe.
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 Stephen Crane - Biography and Works
Crane was born in Newark, New Jersey, on November1, 1871, as the 14th child of a Methodist minister.
Crane died on June 5, 1900 at Badenweiler in Germany of tuberculosis, which was worsened by malarial fever he had caught in Cuba.
Crane's works introduced into American literature realism, although his innovations in technique and style and use of symbolism gave much of his best work a romantic rather than a naturalistic quality.
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 Crane, Stephen. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
His first novel, Maggie: A Girl of the Streets (1893), a grimly realistic story of slum life, was unpopular but gained the young writer the friendship of Hamlin Garland and William Dean Howells.
Because of this slander Crane spent his last years abroad; he died of tuberculosis in Germany at the age of 28.
Crane was a superb literary stylist who emphasized irony and paradox and made innovative use of imagery and symbolism.
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 Stephen Crane (1871-1900)
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.
Crane was a "star" journalist, and he published many of his best fictional works in the popular press.
Crane's brief free-verse poems invite comparison with those of Emily Dickinson (Howells read them to him), and with a number of twentieth-century poets, particularly those influenced by imagism (Carl Sandburg, Amy Lowell, Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, for example).
www.georgetown.edu /faculty/bassr/heath/syllabuild/iguide/cranes.html   (808 words)

 Tantor Audio Books : Stephen Crane   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
American author Stephen Crane won international fame with THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE, which was acclaimed the first modern war novel.
Crane was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1871 and was the 14th child of a Methodist minister.
Crane died on June 5, 1900 at the young age of 29 in Badenweiler Germany.
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 Stephen Crane   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Crane's second naturalistic novel, The Red Badge of Courage, (1895) exposed readers to the brutality of the Civil War.
Crane's stories often focus on an ironic incident and a character who is faced with a moral problem.
Crane never explains what the "mystery" of heroism is. What do you think the "mystery" is? Do you think Collins is a heroic figure?
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 Stephen Crane Collection   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Stephen Crane Collection comprises correspondence, writings, and memorabilia of the American author (1871-1900) and his wife, Cora Crane, as well as the research materials of a number of literary scholars and private collectors.
Spanning the years 1889 to 1910, Correspondence is divided into incoming and outgoing Stephen Crane letters, incoming and outgoing Cora Crane letters, and third-party correspondence, and further delineated by recipient, type, and letter citation number (keyed to letters in The Correspondence of Stephen Crane, Wertheim and Sorrentino, ed.
Stephen Crane, Gilkes amassed files which contain correspondence with the Crane and Howorth families and their contemporaries, publishers, editors, and other literary scholars and researchers, as well as copies of Cora and Stephen Crane's correspondence, writings, legal papers and drawings.
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 The Stephen Crane House   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Stephen Crane, author of The Red Badge of Courage and other works, lived with his family in this house on Fourth Avenue for nine of his most formative years.
Stephen Crane (1871-1900), born in Newark, was the youngest of Mrs.
Since the time that the Stephen Crane House was saved from demolition in 1995, the trustees have commissioned two successful plays on the life and works of Mr.
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 Stephen Crane   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Born Nov. 1,1871 in Newark, New Jersey, Stephen Crane was the 14th son and youngest child of a Methodist minister.
Stephen's mother, Mary Helen Peck Crane was an active participant in the temprance movement of the 1870s and 80s.
At Syracuse Crane played baseball and wrote for the school paper but was academically uninspired and left school in 1891.
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 Stephen Crane
During Crane's residence, Port Jervis was in the midst of its Gilded Age.
It has been said that Crane used to sit at the base of the town's Soldiers And Sailors Monument, listening to the soldiers from the 124th NY Regiment, also known as the Orange Blossoms.
Crane was to later weave the stories of these war torn soldiers into the fabric of his classic, The Red Badge Of Courage.
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 Literary Encyclopedia: Stephen Crane   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In addition, Crane was prolific as a journalist in New York City, a travel writer in the American West and Mexico as well as in Europe, a story writer, and a war correspondent.
Crane was born in Newark, New Jersey on November 1, 1871 as the fourteenth child of the Reverend Jonathan Townley Crane and Mary Helen Peck Crane.
Stephen’s older sister, Agnes, seems to have provided her young brother with emotional support as well as encouragement and guidance in art and literature.
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 Stephen Crane   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Stephen Crane, 1871-1900, Owl Eyes: This page gives us a short biography of Crane, as well as a quick link to MSN Encarta's biography.
Stephen Crane (1871-1900) : This page gives us a short biography of Crane, but a large number of his poems.
DMS Stephen Crane Page, University of Akron: A visually interesting site that offers a chronology of Crane's life, an essay by a friend of Crane, an essay written by his doctor, and a small picture gallery.
library.marist.edu /diglib/english/americanliterature/19thc-american-authors/crane-stephen.html   (228 words)

 The Stephen Crane Society
The material in quotations is either excerpted from Crane's works or indicates what happened in Crane's life on that day.
The biographical information is derived or quoted from The Crane Log and can be found in that source under the date specified in the quotation.
Because the script that allows the quotations to appear each day uses quotation marks, quotation marks can't always be used properly in the entries.
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 All American: Stephen Crane
During his brief career, Stephen Crane produced several classic works of literary naturalism, a movement that emerged in France in the middle of the 19th century and flourished in America between 1890 and 1910 in the works of Crane, Frank Norris, Jack London, and Theodore Dreiser.
Crane is perhaps the greatest of the naturalists, however, precisely because his works transcend their genre.
The connections between Crane and journalism are apparent in other ways, as well, though in some cases it is difficult to tell whether his experience as a reporter shaped his literary style.
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 [minstrels] In the desert -- Stephen Crane
Crane is a master of the paradigm shift, the few words that suddenly twist the reader's world view around, exposing paradox and uncertainty where before was only smooth complacency.
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.e., the sociological novels of Frank Norris, Theodore Dreiser, and James T. Farrell.
The secret of Crane's success as war correspondent, journalist, novelist, short-story writer, and poet lay in his achieving tensions between irony and pity, illusion and reality, or the double mood of hope contradicted by despair.
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 From Revolution to Reconstruction: Outlines: Outline of American Literature: The Rise of Realism: 1860-1914: Stephen ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Stephen Crane, born in New Jersey, had roots going back to Revolutionary War soldiers, clergymen, sheriffs, judges, and farmers who had lived a century earlier.
Crane's Maggie: A Girl of the Streets (1893) is one of the best, if not the earliest, naturalistic American novels.
Crane's earthy subject matter and his objective, scientific style, devoid of moralizing, earmark Maggie as a naturalist work.
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 Fictionwise eBooks: Stephen Crane
Bio: Stephen Townly Crane, the iconoclastic novelist, poet, short-story writer, journalist, and war correspondent who propelled American literature into the modernist age, was born in Newark, New Jersey, on November 1, 1871.
Crane's earlier travels in Mexico and the American Southwest inspired two of his most famous short stories, 'The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky' (1897) and 'The Blue Hotel' (1898).
Stephen Crane suffered a series of tubercular hemorrhages while living in England during the spring of 1900 and died in a sanatorium in Badenweiler, Germany, on June 5, 1900.
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