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The Cambridge companion to Edgar Allan Poe

Author: Kevin J Hayes
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Series: Cambridge companions to literature.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores key dimensions of Edgar Allan Poe's work and life. Contributions provide a series of new perspectives on one of the most enigmatic and controversial American writers. The essays, specially tailored to the needs of undergraduates, examine all of Poe's major writings, his poetry, short stories, and criticism, and place his work in a variety of literary, cultural, and political contexts. The volume features a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Edgar Allan Poe; Edgar Allan Poe; Edgar Allan Poe; Edgar Allan Poe; Edgar Allan Poe; Edgar Allan Poe
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin J Hayes
ISBN: 0521793262 9780521793261 0521797276 9780521797276
OCLC Number: 48100587
Description: xx, 266 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The poet as critic / Kent Ljungquist --
Poe and his circle / Sandra M. Tomc --
Poe's aesthetic theory / Rachel Polonsky --
Poe's humor / Daniel Royot --
Poe and the Gothic tradition / Benjamin Franklin Fisher --
Poe, sensationalism, and slavery / Teresa A. Goddu --
Extra! Extra! : Poe invents science fiction! / John Tresch --
Poe's Dupin and the power of detection / Peter Thoms --
Poe's feminine ideal / Karen Weekes --
A confused beginning : the narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym, of Nantucket / Geoffrey Sanborn --
Poe's "constructiveness" and "The fall of the house of Usher" / Scott Peeples --
Two verse masterworks : "The raven" and "Ulalume" / Richard Kopley and Kevin J. Hayes --
Poe and popular culture / Mark Neimeyer --
One-man modernist / Kevin J. Hayes.
Series Title: Cambridge companions to literature.
Responsibility: edited by Kevin J. Hayes.
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Explores key dimensions of Edgar Allan Poe's work and life. Contributions provide a series of new perspectives on one of the most enigmatic and controversial American writers. The essays, specially tailored to the needs of undergraduates, examine all of Poe's major writings, his poetry, short stories, and criticism, and place his work in a variety of literary, cultural, and political contexts. The volume features a detailed chronology and a comprehensive guide to further reading.

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