From Library Journal
Crane was popular while alive, but slipped quickly into obscurity after his death. He died at age 28 but did leave a legacy of published novels, short stories, poetry, and journalism. Released initially in 1950 and then revised in 1962, this was the first serious critical look at Crane, buttressing his reputation as a great American artist, although his creativity, or at least his application of it, came sporadically. Berryman offers lots of insight into Crane's creative process.
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An important work…. We are not likely soon to get anything better on [Crane's] critical and psychological sides. (Edmund Wilson The New Yorker
...a compelling and high-caliber piece of literary criticism. A real addition to modern critical writing. (Kirkus Reviews
Berryman offers lots of insight into Crane's creative process. (Library Journal