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Edgar Allan Poe: Poems and Poetics

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One of America's most admired living poets revisits an American original. Richard Wilbur explores the philosophical depth of verse more widely noted for its macabre and gothic surfaces and uniquely matches the whole canon of Poe's mature poetry with a judicious selection of essays and stories that illuminate his poetic goals.
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Overview

One of America's most admired living poets revisits an American original. Richard Wilbur explores the philosophical depth of verse more widely noted for its macabre and gothic surfaces and uniquely matches the whole canon of Poe's mature poetry with a judicious selection of essays and stories that illuminate his poetic goals.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781931082518
  • Publisher: Library of America
  • Publication date: 10/13/2003
  • Series: American Poets Project
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 1,375,787
  • Product dimensions: 4.86 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Wilbur is a former poet laureate of the United States and has twice won the Pulitzer Prize. His most recent volume of poems is Mayflies (2000).
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Table of Contents

Introduction
Tamerlane 3
Song 11
Dreams 12
Spirits of the Dead 13
Evening Star 15
"Stanzas" 16
A Dream 17
"The Happiest Day" 18
The Lake - To - 19
Sonnet - To Science 20
Al Aaraaf 21
Romance 39
To - ("The Bowers whereat") 39
To the River - 40
To - ("I heed not that my earthly lot") 41
Fairy-Land 41
"Alone" 43
"To Isaac Lea" 44
Elizabeth 44
An Acrostic 45
To Helen ("Helen, thy beauty is to me") 45
Israfel 46
The Sleeper 48
The Valley of Unrest 50
The City in the Sea 51
Lenore 53
To One in Paradise 55
Hymn 56
Enigma 56
Serenade 57
The Coliseum 58
To F - s S. O - d 59
To F - 60
Bridal Ballad 60
Sonnet - To Zante 62
The Haunted Palace 62
Sonnet - Silence 64
The Conqueror Worm 65
Dream-Land 66
Eulalie - A Song 68
The Raven 69
A Valentine to - - - 76
To Miss Louise Olivia Hunter 77
To M. L. S. - 77
To - - - ("Not long ago") 78
Ulalume - A Ballad 79
An Enigma 83
The Bells 83
To Helen ("I saw thee once") 87
A Dream Within a Dream 90
For Annie 91
Eldorado 95
To My Mother 96
Annabel Lee 96
Scenes from "Politian" 98
Preface: Tamerlane and Other Poems - 1827 121
Preface: Poems - 1831 (Letter to Mr. - - ) 122
Preface: The Raven and Other Poems - 1845 130
from The Poetic Principle 132
from Review of Orion, by R. H. Horne 137
from Review of Alciphron by Thomas Moore 140
from A Chapter of Suggestions 141
from Marginalia 142
from Eureka: A Prose Poem 148
The Power of Words 160
Biographical Note 167
Note on the Texts 169
Notes 173
Index of Titles and First Lines 176
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