The Cambridge Companion to Edgar Allan Poe / Edition 1

The Cambridge Companion to Edgar Allan Poe / Edition 1

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by Kevin J. Hayes
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521797276

ISBN-13: 9780521797276

Pub. Date: 05/27/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This Companion consists of 14 essays by leading international scholars. They provide a series of new perspectives on one of the most enigmatic and controversial American writers. Specially tailored to the needs of undergraduates, the essays examine all of Poe's major writings, his poetry, short stores and criticism, and place his work in a variety of literary,

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This Companion consists of 14 essays by leading international scholars. They provide a series of new perspectives on one of the most enigmatic and controversial American writers. Specially tailored to the needs of undergraduates, the essays examine all of Poe's major writings, his poetry, short stores and criticism, and place his work in a variety of literary, cultural and political contexts. This volume will be of interest to scholars as well as students. It features a detailed chronology and a comprehensive guide to further reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521797276
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/27/2002
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Literature Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
989,840
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Chronology of Poe's life; Introduction Kevin J. Hayes; 1. The Poet as critic Kent L. Jungquist; 2. Poe and his circle Sandra M. Tomc; 3. Poe's aesthetic theory Rachel Polonsky; 4. Poe's humor Daniel Royot; 5. Poe and the Gothic tradition Benjamin Franklin Fisher; 6. Poe, sensationalism, and slavery Teresa A. Goddu; 7. Extra! Extra! Poe invents Science Fiction! John Tresch; 8. Poe's Dupin and the power of detection Peter Thoms; 9. Poe's feminine ideal Karen Weekes; 10. A confused beginning: The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym, of Nantucket Geoffrey Sanborn; 11. Poe's 'constructiveness' and The Fall of the House of Usher Scott Peeples; 12. Two verse masterworks: 'The Raven' and 'Ulalume' Richard Kopley and Kevin J. Hayes; 13. Poe and popular culture Mark Neimeyer; 14. One-man modernist Kevin J. Hayes; Selected bibliography; Index.

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