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The Portable Stephen Crane by Stephen Crane
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Jul 05, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: 19th-century, 19t-century-lit

Stephen Crane is certainly the father of the contemporary American novel. I hadn't read Crane for years and was surprised--or at least had forgotten-- to see how perfect he holds up. I especially like the street novels and short stories. However, I still cannot read The Open Boat, which was forced on me i college. I hated it then, and I hated it now, so I just skipped it. Re-reading Crane is depressing., too. It reminds me of how perfectly dreadful the American novel has become. Who really care about neurotic suburbanites.
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