The Open Boat | Criticism

This literature criticism consists of approximately 21 pages of analysis & critique of The Open Boat.
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SOURCE: Nagel, James. “Impressionism in ‘The Open Boat’ and ‘A Man and Some Others’.” Research Studies 43, no. 1 (March 1975): 27-37.

In the following essay, Nagel elucidates impressionistic elements in “The Open Boat” and “A Man and Some Others.”

Late in 1897, only two months after their first meeting, Joseph Conrad wrote a brief letter to Stephen Crane praising his short stories “A Man and Some Others” and “The Open Boat,” both of which had appeared earlier that year.1 After expressing his excitement, “I want to swear at you, to bless you—perhaps to shoot you—but I prefer to be your friend,” he went on to say:

You are an everlasting surprise to one. You shock—and the next...

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