Poe's Children: Connections Between Tales of Terror and Detection

Poe's Children: Connections Between Tales of Terror and Detection

by Tony Magistrale, Sidney Poger
     
 

This study traces Edgar Allan Poe’s contribution to the Gothic tradition and his invention of the detective tale. It explores the connections between these genres in British and American writers influenced by Poe, such as Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, Thomas Harris, and Stephen King. This book also examines women writers strongly influenced by

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This study traces Edgar Allan Poe’s contribution to the Gothic tradition and his invention of the detective tale. It explores the connections between these genres in British and American writers influenced by Poe, such as Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, Thomas Harris, and Stephen King. This book also examines women writers strongly influenced by Poe, such as Joyce Carol Oates, Sara Paretsky, and Sue Grafton. The last chapter of the volume considers films - in particular, the Roger Corman Poe series, Chinatown, Seven, and Blade Runner - that connect the horror and detective genres.

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Two English professors (U. of Vermont) track down Edgar Allen Poe's (1809-49) contributions to the Gothic tradition and his invention of the detective tale. They include British as well as American writers, among them Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, Thomas Harris, Stephen King, Joyce Carol Oates, Sara Parestsky, and Sue Grafton. They also consider film, especially by Roger Corman. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820440705
Publisher:
Peter Lang Publishing Inc.
Publication date:
11/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
148
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

The Authors: Tony Magistrale is Professor of English at the University of Vermont. He is widely published in the Anglo-American Gothicisim field. His most recent book is The Poe Encyclopedia. He is the author of another volume published by Peter Lang entitled Writing Across Culture. He has received his Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh.
Sidney Poger is Professor of English at the University of Vermont. He received his Ph.D. in English from Columbia University. He is widely published in journals on various topics and genres.

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