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BIRSS: Stephen Crane and The Red Badge of Courage

BIRSS 2020

Dr. Christopher Benfey is the author of five highly regarded books about the American Gilded Age including The Double Life of Stephen Crane (1992) and A Summer of Hummingbirds. His most recent book, If: The Untold Story of Kipling's American Years, was a New York Times Notable Book of 2019. Also a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books and The New York Times Sunday Book Review, Benfey is a Guggenheim and the National Endowment for the Humanitities fellow. He is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of English at Mount Holyoke College.