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Gender and the poetics of reception in Poe's circle

Author: Eliza Richards
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Series: Cambridge studies in American literature and culture, 144.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Poe is frequently portrayed as an isolated, idiosyncratic genius who was unwilling or unable to adapt himself to the cultural conditions of his time. Eliza Richards revises this portrayal through an exploration of his collaborations and rivalries with his female contemporaries. Richards demonstrates that he staged his performance of tortured isolation in the salons and ephemeral publications of New York City in
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Named Person: Edgar Allan Poe; Elizabeth Oakes Prince Smith; Frances Sargent Osgood; Sarah Helen Whitman; Edgar Allan Poe; Edgar Allan Poe; Frances Sargent Osgood; Edgar Allan Poe; Elizabeth Oakes Prince Smith; Sarah Helen Whitman; Edgar Allan Poe; Edgar Allan Poe
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All Authors / Contributors: Eliza Richards
ISBN: 0521832810 9780521832816
OCLC Number: 53993017
Notes: Based on the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Michigan, 1997.
Description: xvii, 238 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: "The poetess" and Poe's performance of the feminine --
Frances Sargent Osgood, salon poetry, and the erotic voice of print --
Sarah Helen Whitman, spiritualist poetics, and the "phantom voice" of Poe --
Elizabeth Oakes Smith's "unspeakable eloquence" --
Coda : the raven's return.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in American literature and culture, 144.
Responsibility: Eliza Richards.
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