RARA-AVIS: Frank Norris [was Re: Before 1920]

From: jacquesdebierue ( jacquesdebierue@yahoo.com)
Date: 18 Oct 2007

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "Mark R. Harris"
<brokerharris@...> wrote:
> Norris is a particular favorite of mine, and his early death at 32
in 1902
> was as much a loss to American literature as the early death of Stephen
> Crane two years earlier.

Indeed. The death of Crane, especially, was a tragic loss. He showed a clear mark of genius (of a complete type that is rare in any literature). I like Norris, too, though he was a very different writer.



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