The tales of Edgar Allan Poe /

The original essays in this set illuminate the influences that shaped Poe, contextualize his work, and assess his enduring impact on American and European poetry and fiction.

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Bibliographic Details
Online Access:Electronic book from EBSCO
Other Authors: Frye, Steven.
Format: eBook
Published:Pasadena, Calif. : Salem Press, 2010.
Series:Critical insights.
Table of Contents:
  • On Poe's tales / Steven Frye
  • Biography of Edgar Allan Poe / Charles E. May
  • The Paris review perspective / Nathaniel Rich
  • A debt owed, a debt paid? Poe's literary cultural heritage / Jeff Grieneisen, Courtney Ruffner
  • Introduction to Poe criticism / Suan Amper
  • "Hypocrite lecteur" : the reader as accomplice in Poe's short stories / Matthew J. Bolton
  • Edgar Allan Poe's fantastic short stories / Santiago Rodríguez Guerrero-Strachan
  • Irresistible impulses : Edgar Allan Poe and the insanity defense / John Clemen
  • The limits of reason : Poe's deluded detectives / J. Gerald Kennedy
  • What happens in "The fall of the house of Usher"? / J.O. Bailey
  • Poe and the powers of the mind / Robert Shulman
  • The motive for murder in "The cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe / Elena V. Baraban
  • The problem of realism in "The gold bug" / J. Woodrow Hassell, Jr.
  • The self-consuming narrator in Poe's "Ligeia" and "Usher" / Ronald Bieganowski
  • Poe's re-vision : the recovery of the second story / Cynthia S. Jordan
  • Absolute Poe : his system of transcendental racism / Maurice S. Lee.