The Poe Encyclopedia

The Poe Encyclopedia


?? [[ top referred to as the writer of innovative brief fiction, equivalent to the autumn of the home of Usher and The Cask of Amontillado, and because the writer of hauntingly sonorous poems similar to The Raven, Edgar Allan Poe was once a number one practitioner of the yankee Gothic and helped popularize the quick tale as a style. This reference paintings assembles in dictionary structure a whole and present physique of knowledge on Poe's existence and paintings. greater than 1900 entries conceal all stages of Poe's paintings and literary feedback, his family members relationships, his a number of travels and flats, and the abundance of serious responses to his works. every one access offers bibliographical details, and the quantity concludes with an intensive directory of works for extra attention. ]] ??

Best identified for his mysterious and innovative brief fiction, reminiscent of the autumn of the home of Usher and The Cask of Amontillado, in addition to hauntingly sonorous poems equivalent to The Raven, Edgar Allan Poe has secured a long-lasting position within the American literary canon. He was once one of many first American authors to take delivery of critical realization in Europe, and his works popularized the Gothic, the quick tale, and detective fiction in the USA. Poe's works are usually studied in colleges and faculties, yet he additionally keeps his allure as certainly one of America's so much difficult well known authors. His works mirror his enormous and occasionally 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 assurance of Poe's existence and paintings. a few entries deal with Poe's identified interpreting and his responses to literary contemporaries and foreign literary figures. Others touch upon the effect of assorted writers and literary traditions on Poe's mind's eye. nonetheless others tackle Poe's perspectives on topics starting from Shakespeare to mesmerism to phrenology. every one access is supplemented by way of a bibliographical word which supplies the root for the access and indicates assets for additional research. each one access for Poe's fiction and poetry encompasses a severe synopsis, and an in depth bibliography on the finish of the quantity lists an important severe and biographical stories of Poe.

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