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War Is Kind by Stephen Crane

War Is Kind

by Stephen Crane

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Published in 1899, just a year before his death, War Is Kind by Stephen Crane evokes again the dark imagery of war which made his fortune in The Red Badge Of Courage. Unlike that book, this collection leaves the battlefield itself behind to explore the damage war does to people’s hearts and minds. Reeking of dashed hopes, simultaneously sympathetic with the victims of war and cynical about the purposes of war, Crane implicitly criticizes the image of the romantic hero and asks if Love can survive.


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Great narration, tough listen
Reviewer LOLDavid
 August 18, 2006
ChipDoc might just be the best narrator LibriVox has. An excellent reading. But Crane requires some close listening to determine what he is alluding to in this poem. You may have to do a little repeat listening.

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  • Published: 2002
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: W016808
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