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|Named Person:||Edgar Allan Poe; Edgar Allan Poe; Edgar Allan Poe|
|Material Type:||Biography, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
James M Hutchisson
|Description:||xvii, 290 pages ; 25 cm.|
|Contents:||Childhood : Boston, Richmond, England (1809-1825) --
The byronic youth : university, the army, and West Point (1826-1830) --
Baltimore : early tales and satires (1831-1834) --
Return to Richmond : marriage, the Southern Literary Messenger, and The narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym (1835-1837) --
Philadelphia : Burton's Gentleman's magazine and the great tales (1838-1840) --
Graham's magazine, "The Penn," and The red death (1841-1843) --
New York : triumphs and troubles, "The raven" and the Longfellow war (1844-1845) --
Quarrels, loves, and losses (1846-1848) --
The journey and the lighthouse (1849).
|Series Title:||Willie Morris books in memoir and biography.|
|Responsibility:||James M. Hutchisson.|
"Poe reclaims the Baltimore and Virginia writer's reputation and power, retracing Poe's life and career. James M. Hutchisson captures the boisterous worlds of literary New York and Philadelphia in the 1800s to understand why Poe wrote the way he did and why his achievement was so important to American literature. The biography presents a critical overview of Poe's major works and his main themes, techniques, and imaginative preoccupations."
"This portrait of the writer emphasizes Poe's southern identity. It traces his existence as a workaday journalist in the burgeoning magazine era and later his tremendous authority as a literary critic and cultural arbiter. To counter the long-lasting damage done by Poe's literary enemies, Hutchisson explores the far-reaching, posthumous influence Poe's literary and critical work exerted on the sister arts and on modern writers from Nietzsche to Nabokov."--Jacket.