About The Author Stephen Crane was an American author and poet who was born on November 1, 1871, as the youngest of fourteen children. By the time he was nine years old, both of his parents had passed on, and he was forced to support himself with his writings while he attended Lafayette College. The Red Badge of Courage is Crane’s most famous work, but two years later he published War is Kind, his second book of poetry. Red Badge often overshadows Crane’s poetry, but his poems, especially War is Kind, are just as powerful and significant, especially in his stark depiction of war. Crane died June 5, 1900, at the age of twenty-eight.
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