The rise of realism and naturalism during this time was boosted by other writers like Stephen crane. Among crane’s notable works include “the open boat”. Crane’s works boosted the growth of American literature not only on the viewpoint of realism but also naturalism and impressionalism.
His book “the red badge of courage” became one of his most notable works since he wrote it during wartime and he wanted to portray fear psychologically. An excerpt from the book portrays this “A river, amber-tinted in the shadow of its banks, purled at the army’s feet; and at night, when the stream had become of a sorrowful blackness, one could see across it the red, eyelike gleam of hostile camp-fires set in the low brows of distant hills.”
Although Stephen crane died at a young age of only 28, his works like “the open boat”, “the blue hotel”, “the monster”, and “the bride comes to yellow sky”, have been credited as having paramount influence on upcoming modernist and imagist writers of the 20th century. Among these writers, include Ernest Hemmingway.