Edgar Allan Poe | Critical Essay by Stanley Wertheim

This literature criticism consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis & critique of Edgar Allan Poe.
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Critical Essay by Sydney J. Krause

SOURCE: Krause, Sydney J. “The Surrealism of Crane's Naturalism in Maggie.American Literary Realism 1870-1910 16, no. 2 (autumn 1983): 253-61.

In the following essay, Krause investigates the surrealism found in Stephen Crane's Maggie.

The source of Maggie's plight is that her lack of toughness unfits her to withstand the animal callousness of real-life experience. Traumatized by betrayal in love and rejection at home, she sinks into psychic paralysis. In Crane's day, it was his subject that troubled readers; in ours, it is his method. Thus, while the modernist may find passing amusement in those early critics who were put off by Crane's obsession with the “depraved” and “disgusting”1—vindication, as it were, for Richard Watson Gilder2—he can also be less than convinced by Richard Chase...

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