The Cambridge companion to Edgar Allan Poe /

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Bibliographic Details
Imprint:Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Description:1 online resource (xx, 266 pages) : illustrations
Language:English
Series:Cambridge companions to literature
Cambridge companions to literature.
Subject:Poe, Edgar Allan, -- 1809-1849 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Poe, Edgar Allan, -- 1809-1849 -- Critique et interprétation.
Poe, Edgar Allan, -- 1809-1849
Poe, Edgar Allan -- 1809-1849
Poe, Edgar Allan, -- 1809-1849.
Poe, Edgar Allan.
Criticism.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General.
Criticism.
English.
Languages & Literatures.
American Literature.
Literatura norte-americana (crítica e interpretação)
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/12466474
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Other authors / contributors:Hayes, Kevin J., editor.
Cambridge University Press.
ISBN:0511041306
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-246) and index.
English.
Print version record.
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.
Other form:Print version: Cambridge companion to Edgar Allan Poe. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002 0521793262 0521797276
Standard no.:9780521797276
Review by Choice Review

Like the other excellent titles in the "Cambridge Companions to Literature" series, this volume provides a collection of well-researched essays that will be useful for both students and researchers. Hayes (Univ. of Central Oklahoma) includes 14 commissioned essays on all major aspects of Poe's life and writing: three on his life and critical writings, eight on aspects of his fiction, one on his poetry, and two on Poe's later influence. If there is a lack, it is in the treatment of the poetry; the single essay is devoted only to "The Raven" and "Ulalume." But the volume makes up for this deficiency with superlative essays on important Poe topics less studied--Poe's humor, his science fiction, and his impact on popular culture. More familiar subjects are given fresh treatment--his use of the gothic tradition, his invention of the detective story, and his fictional women characters. A few illustrations accompany the book, and one demands special recognition: a sentence diagram of the opening of the "The Fall of the House of Usher." The diagram and the accompanying commentary startle the reader into a new understanding of Poe's self-conscious stylistics. All academic collections. P. J. Ferlazzo Northern Arizona University

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