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Affidavits of genius; Edgar Allan Poe and the French critics, 1847-1924.

Author: Jean Alexander
Publisher: Port Washington, N.Y., Kennikat Press [1971]
Series: National university publications., Literary criticism series.
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The nature of Poe's influence in France and the reasons for the symbolic role he has played abroad have aroused critical curiosity in America for a number of years, but the documents that reveal the motives involved in Poe's reception have been largely unavailable. Alexander traces the continuation and modifications of Poe's reputation through the era of Symbolism.
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Alexander, Jean, 1926-
Affidavits of genius.
Port Washington, N.Y., Kennikat Press [1971]
(OCoLC)586398756
Named Person: Edgar Allan Poe; Edgar Allan Poe; Edgar Allan Poe; Edgar Allan Poe; Edgar Allan Poe; Edgar Allan Poe; Edgar Allan Poe
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Alexander
ISBN: 0804690154 9780804690157
OCLC Number: 158839
Description: 246 pages 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: The outlaw ; The American ; The poet --
[1.] French criticism: Studies in the English and American novel: the tales of Edgar A. Poe / E.D. Forgues --
Mesmeric revelation / Charles Baudelaire --
Edgar Allan Poe, his life and works (1852) / Charles Baudelaire --
Edgar Allan Poe, his life and works (1856) / Charles Baudelaire --
The storytellers / Armand de Pontmartin --
Note on Poe / Eugene Delacroix --
The American storytellers -Edgar Allan Poe / Louis Etienne --
"The king of the Bohemians, or Edgar Poe / J. Barbey d'Aurevilly --
Contemporary studies -Edgar Poe / Charles de Moüy --
Edgar Poe according to his poetry / Armand Renaud --
Edgar Poe, the man, the artist and the work / Arthur Arnould --
The pathology of the will / Joris Karl Huysmans --
The vertiginous beyond / Albert Samain --
The poems of Poe translated by Stéphane Mallarmé / Gustave Kahn --
Notes to the poems of Poe / Stéphane Mallarmé --
Marginalia on Edgar Poe and Baudelaire / Remy de Gourmont --
On Eureka / Paul Valéry.
Series Title: National university publications., Literary criticism series.

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The nature of Poe's influence in France and the reasons for the symbolic role he has played abroad have aroused critical curiosity in America for a number of years, but the documents that reveal the motives involved in Poe's reception have been largely unavailable. Alexander traces the continuation and modifications of Poe's reputation through the era of Symbolism.

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