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Title The Cambridge companion to Edgar Allan Poe / edited by Kevin J. Hayes
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 266 pages) : illustrations
Series Cambridge companions to literature
Cambridge companions to literature.
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
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-246) and index
Notes Print version record
In Cambridge Collections Online
Subject Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Hayes, Kevin J.
Cambridge University Press.
ISBN 0511041306 (electronic bk.)
051111916X (electronic bk.)
9780511041303 (electronic bk.)
9780511119163 (electronic bk.)