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The Selected Writings of Edgar Allan Poe (Norton Critical Edition)

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In this Norton Critical Edition, G. R. Thompson has fully introduced, annotated, and edited each text. "Backgrounds and Contexts" includes fifty-seven carefully chosen documents that illuminate Poe's prolific but short career, among them reviews, prefaces, and correspondence by Poe as well as thematic pieces dealing with Transcendentalism and alternative romanticism, sciences of the mind, sensation fiction, and the South and slavery. Fourteen judiciously selected critical essays address Poe's poetry, fiction, politics, and psychology. Contributors include Floyd Stovall, Robert C. McLean, Richard Wilbur, James W. Gargano, Joseph J. Moldenhauer, Paul John Eakin, Grace Farrell, Liahna Klenman Babener, Barton Levi St. Armand, Joseph N. Riddel, J. Gerald Kennedy, John Carlos Rowe, Terence Whalen, and John T. Irwin. A Selected Bibliography is also included.

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Thompson (English and comparative literature, Purdue U.) relies on Poe's original works as they were first published, solving the problem of Poe's rewriting habit. Among his selections Thompson includes poems, tales and sketches, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym and passages from Eureka: An Essay in the Material and Spiritual Universe. His background and contextual material includes significant letters, contemporary criticism and "A Reviewer Reviewed," Poe's hoax review of himself that was found in his own handwriting shortly after his death. Thompson chooses 14 of the most significant critical essays on Poe from the 3,000 or so currently extant, including passages from Moldenhauer, Eakin, Irwin, Stocall, McLean, and Wilbur and commentaries on Poe's essays on slavery.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Edgar Allan Poe's works, with their gothic and often obsessive themes, have had a significant influence on American literature. In this Norton Critical Edition, G. R. Thompson has fully introduced, annotated, and edited each text. Backgrounds and Contexts includes fifty-seven carefully chosen documents that illuminate Poe's prolific but short career, among them reviews, prefaces, and correspondence by Poe as well as thematic pieces dealing with Transcendentalism and alternative romanticism, sciences of the mind, sensation fiction, and the South and slavery. Fourteen judiciously selected critical essays address Poe's poetry, fiction, politics, and psychology. Contributors include Floyd Stovall, Robert C. McLean, Richard Wilbur, James W. Gargano, Joseph J. Moldenhauer, Paul John Eakin, Grace Farrell, Liahna Klenman Babener, Barton Levi St. Armand, Joseph N. Riddel, J. Gerald Kennedy, John Carlos Rowe, Terence Whalen, and John T. Irwin. A Selected Bibliography is also included.

About the Author

Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) wrote tales of the macabre, and invented or contributed to inventing the detective and science fiction genres.G.R. Thompson is Professor of English at Purdue University. He has published several studies of Edgar Allan Poe, including Poe's Fiction: Romantic Irony in the Gothic Tales, Essays and Reviews of Edgar Allan Poe, Romantic Arabesque, Contemporary Theory, and Postmodernism and the Library of America edition of Poe's Essays and Reviews.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393972856
Editor:
Thompson, G. R.
Author:
Poe, Edgar Allan
Editor:
Thompson, G. R.
Author:
Thompson, G. R.
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Collected works (single author, multi-form)
Subject:
Fantasy literature, American
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Criticism and interpretation
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references.
Series:
Norton Critical Edition
Series Volume:
EPM-RT-2003-06
Publication Date:
20040931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
1024
Dimensions:
9.2 x 5.6 x 1.2 in 1.86 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Edgar Allan Poe's works, with their gothic and often obsessive themes, have had a significant influence on American literature. In this Norton Critical Edition, G. R. Thompson has fully introduced, annotated, and edited each text. Backgrounds and Contexts includes fifty-seven carefully chosen documents that illuminate Poe's prolific but short career, among them reviews, prefaces, and correspondence by Poe as well as thematic pieces dealing with Transcendentalism and alternative romanticism, sciences of the mind, sensation fiction, and the South and slavery. Fourteen judiciously selected critical essays address Poe's poetry, fiction, politics, and psychology. Contributors include Floyd Stovall, Robert C. McLean, Richard Wilbur, James W. Gargano, Joseph J. Moldenhauer, Paul John Eakin, Grace Farrell, Liahna Klenman Babener, Barton Levi St. Armand, Joseph N. Riddel, J. Gerald Kennedy, John Carlos Rowe, Terence Whalen, and John T. Irwin. A Selected Bibliography is also included.
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