The Poe Encyclopedia

The Poe Encyclopedia


?? [[ most sensible often called the writer of inventive brief fiction, comparable to the autumn of the home of Usher and The Cask of Amontillado, and because the writer of hauntingly sonorous poems corresponding to The Raven, Edgar Allan Poe used to be a number one practitioner of the yankee Gothic and helped popularize the fast tale as a style. This reference paintings assembles in dictionary layout a whole and present physique of data on Poe's lifestyles and paintings. greater than 1900 entries conceal all levels of Poe's artwork and literary feedback, his relations relationships, his various travels and apartments, and the abundance of severe responses to his works. each one access presents bibliographical info, and the amount concludes with an in depth directory of works for extra attention. ]] ??

Best identified for his mysterious and resourceful brief fiction, equivalent to the autumn of the home of Usher and The Cask of Amontillado, in addition to hauntingly sonorous poems comparable to The Raven, Edgar Allan Poe has secured a long-lasting position within the American literary canon. He used to be one of many first American authors to receive severe consciousness 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 faculties and faculties, yet he additionally keeps his attraction as one in every of America's such a lot hard renowned authors. His works mirror his substantial 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 entire and present assurance of Poe's lifestyles and paintings. a few entries deal with Poe's identified examining and his responses to literary contemporaries and foreign literary figures. Others touch upon the effect of varied writers and literary traditions on Poe's mind's eye. nonetheless others handle Poe's perspectives on matters starting from Shakespeare to mesmerism to phrenology. every one access is supplemented by means of a bibliographical be aware which supplies the root for the access and indicates assets for extra research. every one access for Poe's fiction and poetry includes a serious synopsis, and an in depth bibliography on the finish of the amount lists an important severe and biographical stories of Poe.

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