The Oxford Handbook of Edgar Allen Poe

The Oxford Handbook of Edgar Allen Poe

No American author of the early 19th century enjoys a larger international audience than Edgar Allan Poe. Widely translated, read, and studied, he occupies an iconic place in global culture. Such acclaim would have gratified Poe, who deliberately wrote for "the world at large" and mocked the provincialism of strictly nationalistic themes. Partly for this reason, early literary historians cast Poe as an outsider, regarding his dark fantasies as extraneous to American life and experience. Only in the 20th century did Poe finally gain a prominent place in the national canon. Changing critical approaches have deepened our understanding of Poe's complexity and revealed an author who defies easy classification. New models of interpretation have excited fresh debates about his essential genius, his subversive imagination, his cultural insight, and his ultimate impact, urging an expansive reconsideration of his literary achievement. Edited by leading experts J. Gerald Kennedy and Scott Peeples, this volume presents a sweeping reexamination of Poe's work. Forty-five distinguished scholars address Poe's troubled life and checkered career as a "magazinist," his poetry and prose, and his reviews, essays, opinions, and marginalia. The chapters provide fresh insights into Poe's lasting impact on subsequent literature, music, art, comics, and film and illuminate his radical conception of the universe, science, and the human mind. Wide-ranging and thought-provoking, this Handbook reveals a thoroughly modern Poe, whose timeless fables of peril and loss will continue to attract new generations of readers and scholars.

Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
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ISBN 0190641878
Pages 881 pages
The Oxford Handbook of Edgar Allen Poe
Language: en
Pages: 881
Authors: J. Gerald Kennedy
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-01-08 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

No American author of the early 19th century enjoys a larger international audience than Edgar Allan Poe. Widely translated, read, and studied, he occupies an i
Edgar Allan Poe and the Masses
Language: en
Pages: 392
Authors: Terence Whalen
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-09-14 - Publisher: Princeton University Press

Edgar Allan Poe has long been viewed as an artist who was hopelessly out of step with his time. But as Terence Whalen shows, America's most celebrated romantic
The Love Letters of J. Timothy Owen
Language: en
Pages: 183
Authors: Constance C. Greene
Categories: Young Adult Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-01-27 - Publisher: Open Road Media

Tim wants to pen the ultimate love letter—who better to teach him how than classic writers? When sixteen-year-old Tim meets Sophie and discovers One Hundred o
World's Great Love Letters
Language: en
Pages: 254
Categories: Love-letters
Type: BOOK - Published: 1943 - Publisher:

Language: en
Pages: 316
Authors: James M. Hutchisson
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

"Poe reclaims the Baltimore and Virginia writer's reputation and power, retracing Poe's life and career. James M. Hutchisson captures the boisterous worlds of l
Love Letters Destroyed
Language: en
Pages: 96
Authors: Winter Balefire
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-12-21 - Publisher:

Love Letters Destroyed is a collection of poetry representing all that is written and left unsaid. Sleepless nights, dark thoughts, and broken bits of sanity fi
Love Letters and the Romantic Novel during the Napoleonic Wars
Language: en
Pages: 165
Authors: Sharon Worley
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-01-06 - Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Love letters during the Napoleonic wars were largely framed by concepts of love which were promoted through novels and philosophy. The standard texts, so to spe
Love Letters From A Doughboy
Language: en
Pages: 164
Authors: Margie Howd
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-08-31 - Publisher: Book Venture Publishing LLC

Thomas Fletcher first sees her in 1916, at a drug store in Birmingham, Alabama. He doesn’t know her, but her brown hair and beautiful eyes captivate him. He s
Critical Companion to Edgar Allan Poe
Language: en
Pages: 467
Authors: Dawn B. Sova
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: Infobase Publishing

Examines the life and career of Edgar Allan Poe including synopses of many of his works, biographies of family and friends, a discussion of Poe's influence on o
Virginia Woolf: The Complete Collection
Language: en
Pages: 10000
Authors: Virginia Woolf
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-03-19 - Publisher: Oregan Publishing

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