Adams, Richard P. “Naturalist Fiction: ‘The Open Boat’.” In Stephen Crane's Career: Perspectives and Evaluations, edited by Thomas A. Gullason, pp. 421-29. New York: New York University Press, 1972.
Discusses Stephen Crane's story “The Open Boat” as a prime example of literary naturalism.
Anesko, Michael. “Recent Critical Approaches.” In The Cambridge Companion to American Realism and Naturalism: Howells to London, edited by Donald Pizer, pp. 77-94. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995.
Traces recent critical interpretations of American literary naturalism.
(The entire section is 688 words.)