Authors/Contributors

Walter Sutton, Syracuse University

Document Type

Article

Date

10-1971

Embargo Period

1-21-2011

Keywords

Stephen Crane Papers, Syracuse Special Collections, poetry, prose

Language

English

Disciplines

American Literature | Arts and Humanities

Description/Abstract

A hundred years have passed since the birth of Stephen Crane and eighty since his casual stay at Syracuse University, where he was better known as a baseball enthusiast than as a writer of high promise. Yet his writings in prose and poetry, beginning with Maggie: A Girl of the Streets (1893) and The Red Badge of Courage (1895) and continuing through the brief career that ended with his tragic death in 1900, retain a distinctive contemporaneity, a vitality and freshness that have resisted the passage of years. This quality is more evident, perhaps, in his poetry, which until lately has been neglected by critics.

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