Title: The Double Life of Stephen Crane : A ...
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Incorporated, New York, NY, U.S.A.
Publication Date: 1992
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition.
Fine/Fine unread copy protected by Archival Brodart Cover. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 000408
Synopsis: A reassessment of the quintessential nineteenth-century American writer chronicles Crane's life and literary work and argues that the writer, successful at a young age, attempted to live the life his works portrayed.
From Publishers Weekly:
In an effort to clear away the mists surrounding Crane's short life (1871-1899) Benfey ( Emily Dickinson ) advances the interesting hypothesis that Crane's life was foreshadowed and dictated by his fiction. As a reporter Crane experienced the horrors of war (Spanish-American) only after he wrote The Red Badge of Courage ; years before a common-law marriage to a former madam, he wrote Maggie: A Girl of the Streets . Benfey supports his thesis with a detailed analysis of Crane's life and works including the often overlooked poetry ( The Black Riders ) and his less well-known novels and short stories. While he makes a contribution to the evolving scholarly criticism of Crane's writings, his conjectures concerning the writer's life, due to a lack of documentary evidence, remain speculative. Illustrated.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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