Writer’s Quote Wednesday: Stephen Crane

“Sometimes, the most profound of awakenings come wrapped in the quietest of moments.” (Stephen Crane)


American poet, novelist, journalist, and short story writer Stephen Crane (November 1, 1871 – June 5, 1900) is recognized today as one of the most innovative writers of his generation. He published his first book Maggie: A Girl of the Streets in 1893, and two years later won international acclaim for his U.S. Civil War novel Red Badge of Courage.

Crane served as a foreign correspondent in the Spanish-American War and later in the Greco-Turkish War. He died of tuberculosis at the young age of 28.


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