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The Resource Stephen Crane : a life of fire, Paul Sorrentino

Stephen Crane : a life of fire, Paul Sorrentino

Label
Stephen Crane : a life of fire
Title
Stephen Crane
Title remainder
a life of fire
Statement of responsibility
Paul Sorrentino
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
With the exception of Poe, no American writer has proven as challenging to biographers as the author of 'The Red Badge of Courage'. Stephen Crane's short, compact life "a life of fire," he called it continues to be surrounded by myths and half-truths, distortions and outright fabrications. Mindful of the pitfalls that have marred previous biographies, Paul Sorrentino has sifted through garbled chronologies and contradictory eyewitness accounts, scoured the archives, and followed in Crane's footsteps. The result is the most complete and accurate account of the poet and novelist written to date. Whether Crane was dressing as a hobo to document the life of the homeless in the Bowery, defending a prostitute against corrupt New York City law enforcement, or covering the historic charge up the San Juan hills as a correspondent during the Spanish-American War, his adventures were front-page news. From Sorrentino's layered narrative of the various phases of Crane's life a portrait slowly emerges. By turns garrulous and taciturn, confident and insecure, romantic and cynical, Crane was a man of irresolvable contradictions. He rebelled against tradition yet was proud of his family heritage; he lived a Bohemian existence yet was drawn to social status; he romanticized women yet obsessively sought out prostitutes; he spurned a God he saw as remote yet wished for His presence. Incorporating decades of research by the foremost authority on Crane's work, 'Stephen Crane: A Life of Fire' sets a new benchmark for biographers."
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sorrentino, Paul
Dewey number
  • 813/.4
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PS1449.C85
LC item number
Z866 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Crane, Stephen
  • Authors, American
Target audience
general
Label
Stephen Crane : a life of fire, Paul Sorrentino
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [373]-452) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Final days, January-June 1900 -- The wrenches of childhood. Roots and beginnings : 1635-1871 ; Childhood : 1871-1884 ; The Holiness controversy : 1874-1879 ; Onward to Port Jervis : March 1878-February 1880 ; Schooling at Asbury Park, Pennington, Claverack : March 1880-Spring 1890 ; College at Lafayette and Syracuse : September 1890-May 1891 -- Learning the craft. Fledgling writer : 1887-December 1891 ; Satirist in Asbury Park : Summer 1892 ; Maggie : September 1892-March 1893 ; Genesis of The Red Badge of Courage : 1893-February 1894 ; Struggling artist, poet at work : February-March 1894 ; Frustrated artist : April-December 1894 ; On the verge of celebrity : January-October 1895 -- Fame, notoriety, an altered point of view. International fame : Fall 1895-Spring 1896 ; Price of fame : January-September 1896 ; The Dora Clark incident : Fall 1896 ; Jacksonville : November-December 1896 ; The Commodore incident : January 1897 ; The Greco-Turkish War : January-May 1897 -- New start, old habits. Ravensbrook, Harold Frederic, Joseph Conrad : June-October 1897 ; Creative outburst : October 1897-April 1898 ; Prelude to war : January-May 1898 ; War in Cuba : June-July 1898 ; New York City, Adirondacks, Puerto Rico : July-August 1898 ; Havana : September-December 1898 -- Search for respectability, Country Squire. Brede Place, return to childhood, another potboiler : January-June 1899 ; Brede Place visitors, return to ancestry : June-August 1899 ; Trips to Europe, final celebration, Badenweiler : September 1899-June 1900
Control code
ocn861478301
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 494 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780674049536
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013034237
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)861478301
Label
Stephen Crane : a life of fire, Paul Sorrentino
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [373]-452) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Final days, January-June 1900 -- The wrenches of childhood. Roots and beginnings : 1635-1871 ; Childhood : 1871-1884 ; The Holiness controversy : 1874-1879 ; Onward to Port Jervis : March 1878-February 1880 ; Schooling at Asbury Park, Pennington, Claverack : March 1880-Spring 1890 ; College at Lafayette and Syracuse : September 1890-May 1891 -- Learning the craft. Fledgling writer : 1887-December 1891 ; Satirist in Asbury Park : Summer 1892 ; Maggie : September 1892-March 1893 ; Genesis of The Red Badge of Courage : 1893-February 1894 ; Struggling artist, poet at work : February-March 1894 ; Frustrated artist : April-December 1894 ; On the verge of celebrity : January-October 1895 -- Fame, notoriety, an altered point of view. International fame : Fall 1895-Spring 1896 ; Price of fame : January-September 1896 ; The Dora Clark incident : Fall 1896 ; Jacksonville : November-December 1896 ; The Commodore incident : January 1897 ; The Greco-Turkish War : January-May 1897 -- New start, old habits. Ravensbrook, Harold Frederic, Joseph Conrad : June-October 1897 ; Creative outburst : October 1897-April 1898 ; Prelude to war : January-May 1898 ; War in Cuba : June-July 1898 ; New York City, Adirondacks, Puerto Rico : July-August 1898 ; Havana : September-December 1898 -- Search for respectability, Country Squire. Brede Place, return to childhood, another potboiler : January-June 1899 ; Brede Place visitors, return to ancestry : June-August 1899 ; Trips to Europe, final celebration, Badenweiler : September 1899-June 1900
Control code
ocn861478301
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 494 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780674049536
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013034237
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)861478301

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