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Edgar Allan Poe - American Writers 89

Edgar Allan Poe - American Writers 89: University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers

Copyright Date: 1970
Edition: NED - New edition
Pages: 48
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    Edgar Allan Poe - American Writers 89
    Book Description:

    Edgar Allan Poe. To meet a need which had been felt for some time both in the United States and abroad, the pamphlet series, the University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers, was established in 1959. By providing readable critical introductions to American Writers, the pamphlets were designed to meet the needs and tastes of mature students and readers of imaginative literature throughout the world.

    eISBN: 978-0-8166-5164-1
    Subjects: History

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. 1-4)
  2. Edgar Allan Poe
    (pp. 5-44)

    The most contradictory judgments have been passed on Edgar Allan Poe’s character and works. The Reverend Ruf us Griswold, whom he had the unfortunate idea of appointing his literary executor, branded him a perverse neurotic, a drunkard and drug addict “who walked the streets, in madness or melancholy, with lips moving in indistinct curses.” For Baudelaire, on the contrary, he was a “fallen angel who remembered heaven,” a “Byron gone astray in a bad world.” Whereas Emerson looked down upon that “jingle man” who shook his bells and called their sound poetry, Tennyson admired him as an equal and Yeats...

  3. Selected Bibliography
    (pp. 45-48)