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1 American Naturalism—Stephen Crane &Theodore Dreiser Class: 英本 057 Group members: 董颖 周燕 周杭燕

2 Ⅰ.American Naturalism literary movement in the late 19 th and early 20 th refers to the theory that literary composition should aim at a detached( 客观的 ), scientific objectivity( 客观事实 ) in the treatment of natural man. The movement is an outgrowth of scientist, following the biological determinism( 决定论 ) of Darwin’s theory.

3 Ⅱ.Stephen Crane (斯蒂芬 · 克莱恩 ) Stephen Crane (1871-1900)  American journalist, poet, and author  Notable American Naturalist

4 1. Life  born in Newark, New Jersey, in 1871  attended the College of Liberal Arts at Syracuse University but did not graduate  died on 5 June 1900, at the age of twenty- eight

5 2. Works Fictions Maggie: A Girl of the Streets 《街头女郎麦琪》 The Red Badge of Courage 《红色英勇勋章》 Active Service

6 2. Works Short stories "The Open Boat" 《海上扁舟》 "The Blue Hotel" 《蓝色旅馆》 "An Experiment in Misery" 《不幸的试验》 Poems "A Man Said to the Universe" 《一个人对上帝说》 “A Man Adrift on a Slim Spar” 《这个人漂泊在 细细的梁上》 The Black Riders 《黑骑手》

7 The Red Badge of Courage 《红色英勇勋章》

8 3. The Red Badge of Courage Brief introduction an impressionistic( 印象派的 ) novel treated with the meaning of courage one of the most influential war novel in American literature. His writing is notable for its detached and critical style

9 Ⅲ. Theodore Dreiser (西奥多 · 德莱塞) Theodore Dreiser (1871-1945) American author outstanding representative of naturalism his novels depict real-life subjects in a harsh light.

10 1. Life born in Indiana, in 1871 the twelfth of thirteen children in the family attended Indiana University (1889 – 1890) involved in several campaigns against social injustice. died in 1945

11 2. Works Novels *Sister Carrie 《嘉莉妹妹》 *Jennie Gerhardt 《珍妮姑娘》 *The Financier 《金融家》 * An American Tragedy 《美国的悲剧》 *The Titan 《巨人》 *The Genius 《天才》 “ 欲望三步曲 ” *The Stoic 《斯多葛》

12 2. Works Autobiography *A Book About Myself 《关于我自己的书》 Stories *Free 《自由》 *Chains 《锁链》 *A Gallery of Women 《妇女群像》

13 Sister Carrie 《嘉莉妹妹》 — Theodore Dreiser

14 3. Sister Carrie 1. Brief Introduction a novel by Theodore DreiserTheodore Dreiser about a young country girl who moves to the big city where she starts realizing her own American Dream by first becoming a mistress to powerful men and later as a famous actress American Dreammistress

15 3. Sister Carrie 2. Themes American Dream Change and Transformation Choices and Consequences Wealth and Poverty Identity Sex

16 Website http://www.answers.com/ http://www.sparknotes.com/

17 Thank you!


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