Stephen Crane Papers, Syracuse Special Collections, poetry, prose
American Literature | Arts and Humanities
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.
Sutton, Walter. "The Modernity of Stephen Crane's Poetry: A Centennial Tribute." The Courier 9.1 (1971): 3-7.