Stephen Crane Long Fiction Analysis - Essay

Stephen Crane Long Fiction Analysis

(Survey of Novels and Novellas)

As one of the impressionist writers—Conrad called him “The Impressionist”—Stephen Crane was among the first to express in writing a new way of looking at the world. A pivotal movement in the history of ideas, impressionism grew out of scientific discoveries that showed how human physiology, particularly that of the eye, determines the way everything in the universe and everything outside the individual body and mind is perceived. People do not see the world as it is; the mind and the eye collaborate to interpret a chaotic universe as fundamentally unified, coherent, and explainable. The delusion is compounded when human beings agglomerate, for then they tend to create grander fabrications such as religion and history....

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