The Poe Encyclopedia

?? top referred to as the writer of ingenious brief fiction, equivalent to the autumn of the home of Usher and The Cask of Amontillado, and because the writer of hauntingly sonorous poems reminiscent of The Raven, Edgar Allan Poe used to be a number one practitioner of the yank Gothic and helped popularize the fast tale as a style. This reference paintings assembles in dictionary layout a whole and present physique of knowledge on Poe's existence and paintings. greater than 1900 entries disguise all levels of Poe's paintings and literary feedback, his family members relationships, his various travels and apartments, and the abundance of severe responses to his works. every one access presents bibliographical info, and the quantity concludes with an in depth directory of works for additional attention. ??

Best recognized for his mysterious and ingenious brief fiction, resembling the autumn of the home of Usher and The Cask of Amontillado, in addition to hauntingly sonorous poems corresponding to The Raven, Edgar Allan Poe has secured an enduring position within the American literary canon. He was once one of many first American authors to accept critical awareness in Europe, and his works popularized the Gothic, the fast tale, and detective fiction in the United States. Poe's works are often studied in colleges and faculties, yet he additionally keeps his attraction as considered one of America's such a lot difficult renowned authors. His works mirror his monstrous and infrequently arcane erudition, his probing insights into the workings of the brain, his theories of literature and aesthetics, and his curiosity in technological know-how and the supernatural.

Through greater than 1900 alphabetically prepared entries, this reference publication offers whole and present insurance of Poe's lifestyles and paintings. a few entries deal with Poe's identified studying and his responses to literary contemporaries and foreign literary figures. Others touch upon the impression of assorted writers and literary traditions on Poe's mind's eye. nonetheless others deal with Poe's perspectives on topics starting from Shakespeare to mesmerism to phrenology. every one access is supplemented via a bibliographical be aware which supplies the foundation for the access and indicates assets for extra research. each one access for Poe's fiction and poetry incorporates a severe synopsis, and an intensive bibliography on the finish of the quantity lists crucial severe and biographical experiences of Poe.

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James B. Twitchell, Dreadful Pleasures: An Anatomy of contemporary Horror (New York: Oxford college Press, 1985), forty six. 2. Thomas Stearns Eliot, ‘‘From Poe to Vale´ ry,’’ Hudson overview, 2 (1949): 327–342; Rpt. within the attractiveness of Edgar Allan Poe: chosen feedback seeing that 1829, ed. Eric W. Carlson (Ann Arbor: Michigan collage Press, 1966), 212. three. Jean-Paul Weber, ‘‘Edgar Poe or the subject matter of the Clock,’’ los angeles Nouvelle Revue Franc¸ aise, 68–69 (August–September 1958):301–311, 498–508; Rpt. in Poe: a set of severe Essays, ed.

Poe stories, 21, no. 2 (1988): 27–35. Burke, William. grasp of the Richmond boys’ seminary the place Poe studied classical matters and languages within the spring of 1823. study: TPL, xviii. Burling, Ebenezer. (d. 1832). early life buddy of Poe with whom Poe left Richmond after the March 1826 quarrel with Allan. Burling is a potential version for the nature Augustus Barnard within the Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym. study: LTP, 77–79. Burnet, Thomas. (1635–1715). English clergyman and cosmographer. Poe was once accustomed to his ‘‘The Sacred idea of the Earth’’ (‘‘Theoria Sacra’’), that's pointed out in his assessment, ‘‘Edinburgh evaluation, No.

Simply after her marriage to a different guy, she laments her lover ‘‘who fell/ within the conflict down the dell,/ And who's chuffed now. ’’ She awakens within the fingers of a rescuer and comforter and feels obliged to stay faithfully married to him even supposing her ‘‘plighted vow’’ most likely signifies that THE BROADWAY magazine fifty one her useless lover will endure her breaking of religion to him whereas in his grave. ‘‘For I dream i do know no longer how,/ And my soul is sorely shaken/ Lest an evil step be taken,—/ Lest the lifeless who's forsaken/ will not be chuffed now.

The tale facilities at the narrator’s dating to 2 cats. One evening in a drunken rage, he mutilates after which murders Pluto, a wholly black cat, the deed inflicting a mix of excitement with ‘‘the bitterest regret at heart’’ and poor self-loathing. but if his spouse replaces Pluto with a moment cat, additionally fullyyt black with the exception of a unmarried splotch of white on its breast, his aggression is rekindled with a corresponding elevation of to blame wish to practice acts of much more loathsome perversity.

Poe mentions Bacon’s antischolastic thought of technological know-how in Marginalia. textual content: CWP, XVI, 118. Bag. personality within the brief tale ‘‘The enterprise guy. ’’ he's Peter Proffit’s attorney. Baggesen, Jens. (1764–1826). Danish poet pointed out in Poe’s dialogue of flavor in his overview of Longfellow’s Ballads and different Poems. ‘‘Taste itself, briefly, is an arbitrary anything, amenable to no legislation, and measurable via no sure ideas. ’’ textual content: CWP, XI, sixty five. Baldazzar, Duke of Surrey. personality in Poe’s drama Politian. he's an in depth buddy of the hero.

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