The Complete Poems of Stephen Crane

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Cornell University Press, 1972 - Poetry - 154 pages
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This book makes available for the first time in paperback all of Stephen Crane's poetry. The 134 poems, critically edited from manuscripts and printed sources according to modern textual principles, are arranged in chronological order. They include the poems published during Crane's lifetime in the two volumes "The Black Riders" and "War is Kind," as well as those surviving in verifiable holographs or typescripts.

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so good it hurts. better than a mouthful of dirt. His poems should be tearstained. Read full review

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Stephen Crane authored novels, short stories, and poetry, but is best known for his realistic war fiction. Crane was a correspondent in the Greek-Turkish War and the Spanish American War, penning numerous articles, war reports and sketches. His most famous work, The Red Badge of Courage (1896), portrays the initial cowardice and later courage of a Union soldier in the Civil War. In addition to six novels, Crane wrote over a hundred short stories including "The Blue Hotel," "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky," and "The Open Boat." His first book of poetry was The Black Riders (1895), ironic verse in free form. Crane wrote 136 poems. Crane was born November 1, 1871, in Newark, New Jersey. After briefly attending Lafayette College and Syracuse University, he became a freelance journalist in New York City. He published his first novel, Maggie: Girl of the Streets, at his own expense because publishers found it controversial: told with irony and sympathy, it is a story of the slum girl driven to prostitution and then suicide. Crane died June 5, 1900, at age 28 from tuberculosis.

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