A study of the poetry of Stephen Crane

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Robert Ellis Lee (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Randall Jarrell

Abstract: When we consider the versatility of one of America's most notable writers—Stephen Crane—the question arises as to whether or not he would have received any recognition for his poetry if he had not also won a prominent place as a prose writer. If we could, only temporarily, sweep from our minds all the memories of The Red Badge of Courage it might be possible to read his poetry with some degree of objectivity. Yet, perhaps it would be possible to obtain the proper perspective of his poetry if we could follow the judicial method of the ancient Egyptians, who conducted their trials in a darkened courtroom so that, the pleaders, witnesses and defendants being all unseen, the judges could not be moved in their judgment by sympathy for, or knowledge of, the people concerned.

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Language: English
Date: 1954
Crane, Stephen, $d 1871-1900 $x Criticism and interpretation
Crane, Stephen, $d 1871-1900 $x Poetic works

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