A Companion to Poe Studies
Greenwood Publishing Group, 1996 - 604 pages
Best known as the author of poems such as The Raven and short stories such as The Fall of the House of Usher, Edgar Allan Poe is now firmly established as one of the most significant 19th-century American writers. Since 1845, when his work was recognized in France by Baudelaire, his critical reception has endured a history of fluctuation and controversy. During the last 50 years, research on Poe has grown so much that it now rivals or possibly exceeds the renaissance of interest in Emerson, Melville, and Henry James. His work has been adapted for popular consumption through several films; and early editions of his works, printed in small quantities, continue to command high prices.
This reference companion, the third in a series with others on Melville and Henry James, is a guide to the tremendous amount of scholarship Poe has generated. Through chapters written by expert contributors, this volume reviews and represents Poe biography, criticism, aesthetics, philosophy, and influence. The first section of the book includes chapters on Poe's life and discusses the problems confronting Poe's biographers. The second section primarily offers textual criticism of his individual works, while the third and fourth sections treat broad topics related to his philosophical views and aesthetic theory. The fifth section consists of chapters on the legacy of Poe as a world author and his lasting influence on literature, popular culture, and fine arts. Chapters include extensive documentation, and a bibliography at the end of the volume lists the most significant resources for the study of Poe.
The Essays and Marginalia : Poe's Literary Theory Beverly R. Voloshin 14. The Reviews : Evolution of a Critic James M. Hutchisson 15.
2 and 3 , The Tales and Sketches " Marginalia " in P 2 Ostrom , The Letters , vols . 1 , 2 Poe Log , ed . Thomas and Jackson Poe Studies Patrick Quinn ...
Chapter 13 is a penetrating survey of the essays and " Marginalia " for Poe's theory of poetry and the tale . Beverly Voloshin reports on the studies of ...
... have been made of Poe works as related to Eureka , the colloquies , the essays , the Marginalia , the reviews , and other " frames of reference .
Two years earlier in " Marginalia " entry 150 for March 1846 , Poe described these " visions " as " ecstasies " or " psychal fancies " : They seem to me ...