The Black Riders, and Other Lines

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Sprache - Englisch

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Stephen Crane's 'The Black Riders, and Other Lines' emerges as a deft exploration of the human condition, woven through with Crane's characteristic concision and a groundbreaking free-verse style. It inhabits the intersection of late 19th-century Naturalism and the emerging Modernist movement, showcasing Crane's proclivity for the inherent struggles of life and his existential ponderings. The collection is emblematic of the transition from traditional, structured forms to more liberated poetic expressions, thus positioning Crane as an avant-garde precursor to the 20th-century literary scene. Rich with symbolism and stark realism, this work reflects a profound literary context that contributed to the shaping of American poetry.

Stephen Crane, a prominent figure in American Realism and Naturalism, was deeply influenced by his experiences and the industrial realities of the late 1800s. His service as a war correspondent and exposure to the harsh facets of urban life imbued his writing with a gritty sense of authenticity and a unique voice that resonated with the contradictions and challenges of his time. The urgency and fragmented reality presented in 'The Black Riders, and Other Lines' result from both personal turmoil and his astute observations of the societal transitions of the Gilded Age.

This edition of 'The Black Riders, and Other Lines' is recommended for readers who seek to grasp the modern evolution of poetry through the lens of one of its most innovative practitioners. Crane's pithy verses and reflective insights render this book essential for enthusiasts of literary progression and those who appreciate the raw examination of the human experience. Its relevance endures, and DigiCat Publishing's meticulous reproduction ensures that new generations can access the profundity of Crane's work, ultimately adding a vital piece to the mosaic of world literature.

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Stephen Crane (1871-1900) was an American poet, novelist, and short story writer, heralded for his distinctive literary naturalism and impressionism. Born on November 1, 1871, in Newark, New Jersey, Crane was the fourteenth child of a Methodist minister. Despite the early influence of religion in his life, Crane developed a writing style that eschewed didacticism in favor of a more nuanced psychological perspective. He began his writing career as a journalist, but his literary reputation was cemented with the publication of his novel 'The Red Badge of Courage' in 1895, a riveting account of a young soldier's experience in the Civil War that won international acclaim for its innovative narrative techniques and starkly realistic portrayal of war. However, Crane's literary range extended beyond novels; he was also a prolific poet. His poetry collection 'The Black Riders, and Other Lines' (1895) is a seminal work in his oeuvre, showcasing a concise and rhythmically innovative style that reflects Crane's grim outlook on the human condition and his preoccupation with themes of mortality and existential struggle. Crane's work often delves into the depths of the human psyche, exposing the moral crises and inner conflicts that define the human experience. Despite his premature death from tuberculosis at the age of 28, Stephen Crane left an enduring legacy on American literature, influencing generations of writers and standing out as a unique and powerful voice of his era.

Produkt Details

Verlag: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Sprache: English

Umfang: 121 Seiten

Größe: 306,0 KB

ISBN: 8596547329398