The Red Badge of Courage / Steven Crane

vendredi 27 juin 2008
par  Nikita B
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A new regiment of the Union army is waiting for some fighting. Jim Conklin, a friend of Henry Fleming, 19, hears rumors about their next movements. He tells the other soldiers that they’ll certainly go around the enemy and attack them from behind. Sure enough, a few days later, they start marching and attack. This is the first battle for the regiment, and a few soldiers, including Henry Fleming...

A short, poignant story !

- To read the text : The Red Badge of Courage : An Episode of the American Civil War | Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science

- American Literature

"He lay down in the grass. The blades pressed tenderly against his cheek. The moon had been lighted and was hung in a treetop. The liquid stillness of the night enveloping him made him feel vast pity for himself. There was a caress in the soft winds ; and the whole mood of the darkness, he thought, was one of sympathy for himself in his distress. "