Maggie, a Girl of the Streets, and Other New York Writings (Paperback)

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By Stephen Crane, Luc Sante (Introduction by)
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This harrowing tale of a young girl in the slums is a searing portrayal of turn-of-the-century New York, and Stephen Crane's most innovative work. Published in 1893, when the author was just twenty-one, it broke new ground with its vivid characters, its brutal naturalism, and its empathic rendering of the lives of the poor. It remains both powerful, severe, and harshly comic (in Alfred Kazin's words) and a masterpiece of modern American prose.
This edition includes Maggie and George's Mother, Crane's other Bowery tales, and the most comprehensive available selection of Crane's New York journalism. All texts in this volume are presented in their definitive versions.

About the Author

Luc Sante is the author of Low Life, Evidence, and The Factory of Facts. He teaches at Bard College and lives in New York.

Praise For…

"He was the first American writer because he was the first to be passionately interested in the life that surrounded him and the life that surrounded him was that of America."

Product Details
ISBN: 9780375756894
ISBN-10: 0375756892
Publisher: Modern Library
Publication Date: March 13th, 2001
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: Modern Library Classics (Paperback)