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The cryptographic imagination : secret writing from Edgar Poe to the Internet

Author: Shawn Rosenheim
Publisher: Baltimore, Maryland : The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997.
Series: Parallax (Baltimore, Md.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text uses the writings of Edgar Allan Poe to pose a set of questions pertaining to literary genre, cultural modernity and technology. The author argues that Poe's cryptographic writings requires  Read more...

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Rosenheim, Shawn.
Cryptographic imagination.
Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997
(OCoLC)605995926
Named Person: Edgar Allan Poe; Edgar Allan Poe; 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: Shawn Rosenheim
ISBN: 0801853311 9780801853319 080185332X 9780801853326
OCLC Number: 34894448
Description: ix, 264 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. The king of secret readers --
2. Secret writing as alchemy: recoding Defoe --
3. Detective fiction and the analytic sublime --
4. Dark fiber: cryptography, telegraphy, science fiction --
5. Resurrexi: Poe in the crypt of Lizzie Doten --
6. Deciphering the Cold War: toward a literary history of espionage --
7. Ciphering the Net --
Coda. Strange loops and talking birds --
Appendix. Public-key cryptography.
Series Title: Parallax (Baltimore, Md.)
Responsibility: Shawn James Rosenheim.
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