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ID
c3
Title
"Stephen Crane: A Neglected Genius."
Genre
Essay
Page Count
2
Word Count
1300
Publisher
Bookman
Publication Year
1931
Document Types
Full-text Online
Literary Criticism

An appreciation of Crane that reflects goals of the 26-year-old Bates: "his instinct for arresting impressions, his genius for colloquial conversation, his unerring knowledge of human passions...his compressed style." As noted by Baldwin (77-78), in 1926 Bates read and liked an essay on Crane by Edward Garnett, but probably did not explore Crane's work fully until a year or two later. Crane is treated at some length in Bates's 1941 study The Modern Short Story, and is later discussed in the first volume of Bates's autobiography, The Vanished World (144-148). In The Bookman (London: Book Society Ltd., October 1931, lxxxi, 81, pp. 10-11).


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