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Burning Boy

Paul Auster

A major re-assessment of the genius of Stephen Crane – best known for The Red Badge of Courage.

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£25.00
Format
Hardback
ISBN
9780571353354
Date Published
07.10.2021
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Summary

American writer Stephen Crane died in 1900 at the age of 28. In his short, intense life, this burning boy wrote a masterpiece, The Red Badge of Courage, as well as other novels, short stories, and dispatches from the front of two wars. His adventurous life took him to the Wild West, Mexico, then to Cuba during the Spanish American War – dodging bullets which killed those around him, and suffering shipwreck on his way home.

Fleeing America because of a scandalous love affair, his last 18 months were spent in Britain where he became a close friends of H.G. Wells, Henry James and, especially, Joseph Conrad.

Auster ‘s intention is to restore Crane to the pantheon of Modernist 20th century authors such as Conrad.
Through Auster’s skill as a novelist, Crane leaps off the page, and into the reader’s heart.

Critic Reviews

Brilliant and beautiful, this is more than a novel, more than a biography, more than a book of critical analysis. This is a significant work of literature. And the most profound homage of one writer to another that I’ve ever read.

Russell Banks
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Paul Auster is the bestselling author of Winter Journal, Sunset Park, Man in the Dark, The Brooklyn Follies, The Book of Illusions and The New York Trilogy, among many other works. In 2006 he was awarded the Prince of Asturias Prize for Literature and inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Among his other honours are the Independent…

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