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Edgar Allan Poe : his life and legacy

Author: Jeffrey Meyers
Publisher: New York : Cooper Square Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Cooper Square Press edView all editions and formats
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"This biography of Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849), a giant of American literature who invented both the horror and detective genres, is a portrait of extremes: a disinherited heir, a brilliant but exploited author and editor, a man who veered radically from temperance to rampant debauchery, an agnostic who sought a return to religion at the end of his life. Acclaimed biographer Jeffrey Meyers explores the writer's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Edgar Allan Poe; Edgar Allan Poe; Edgar Allan Poe
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Meyers
ISBN: 0815410387 9780815410386
OCLC Number: 44413785
Notes: "An unabridged republication of the edition published in New York in 1992"--Title page verso.
Description: xii, 348 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: An Inauspicious Birth, 1809-1811 --
Childhood: John Allan and England, 1812-1825 --
The University of Virginia, 1826 --
The Army and West Point, 1827-1831 --
Baltimore: Maria Clemm and Early Stories, 1831-1834 --
Richmond: The Southern Literary Messenger and Marriage, 1835-1836 --
Philadelphia: Burton's Magazine, 1837-1840 --
Philadelphia: Graham's Magazine, 1841-1843 --
A Lion in New York, 1844-1845 --
New York: The Broadway Journal, 1845 --
Fordham and Literary Quarrels, 1846-1847 --
Fordham: Eureka and Hopeless Love, 1848 --
Drink, Delirium and Death, 1849 --
Reputation --
Influence.
Responsibility: Jeffrey Meyers.

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Poe haunts the upper mind as an exalted and radiant justification of logic; and the unconscious as an obsession. Jeffrey Meyers shows us how, why, and where these things go, and are going. God help Read more...

 
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