4. In what way did the French method of writing influence the American writers, and why was the influence of the Russian writers greater?
5. Who were the progressive American writers of the nineties?
6. Describe Crane's best work. How did it differ from the conventional war books?
7. How did Norris and Crane regard imperialism when they saw the Spanish-American War in Cuba?
8. What were Norris's views on literature and style as explained by him in his article "The Responsibilities of the Novelist"?
9. Why is Norris characterized as a sociological novelist?