A man said to the universe: "Sir I exist!" "However," replied the universe, "The fact has not created in me a sense of obligation.

Stephen Crane

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Stephen Crane (November 1, 1871 – June 5, 1900) was an American poet, novelist, and short story writer. Prolific throughout his short life, he wrote notable works in the Realist tradition as well as early examples of American Naturalism and Impressionism. He is recognized by modern critics as one of the most innovative writers of his generation.

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