Critical Essays Edgar Allan Poe

As an editor of a magazine, Poe's views on literary criticism were influenced by the nature of the short works of art that would appeal to the magazine-reading public.

But irrespective of his journalistic position, his critical views on the nature of what was and was not acceptable in a work of art have become famous and have had an enormous influence on subsequent writers.

Includes games and other educational content for students. Includes the following chapters: The Poet as Critic; Poe and His Circle; Poe's Aesthetic Theory; Poe's Humor; Poe and the Gothic Tradition; Poe, Sensationalism, and Slavery; Extra! A curriculum guide for middle school teachers, from the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute. Over 50 scholarly articles of interest to Poe researchers can be read there, along with reviews of scholarly books.

"Knowing Poe." Contents: Poe the person; Poe the writer; the Poe library. Web page on "The Cask of Amontillado." A web site for students, presents the text on one side of the screen and discussion questions on the opposite site. A sample of these articles is indexed here; for additional articles the researcher should browse the journals.

Ingram, also in four volumes (initially published in 1874-1875), the ten-volume set edited by Edmund C. Woodberry (initially published in 1894-1895), and the seventeen-volume set edited by James A. (Although at least one of these editions bears the title of The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe, none of them are, in fact, actually complete.

In some instances, they also contain works that have since been identified as not being by Poe.) Modern Scholarly Editions: The most widely recognized scholarly edition of Poe’s tales and sketches, also including some of the essays, are the volumes edited by Thomas Ollive Mabbott, (published in 1978, nearly a decade after Mabbott’s death), completed by his widow, Maureen Cobb Mabbott (and several assistants), with a few additional essays appearing in the volumes in the edition as continued by Burton R. All of these volumes are thoroughly annotated, with introductory material, notes and variants.

This edition is thoroughly annotated, with introductory material, notes and variants.

That series remained incomplete at the time of Pollin’s death in 2009.

For example, Poe was the first major, or influential, writer to recognize the genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne. From these cited works, we can easily compile certain key principles that Poe consistently believed in and used.

In his review of Hawthorne's Twice-Told Tales, Poe says that "Mr. These include his emphasis on (1) the unity of effect, (2) his rejection of allegory and didacticism, (3) the epic poem's being a non-poem, (4) the brevity of a work of art, (5) the appeal to the emotions, (6) the ideal subject matter for art, and (7) the importance of emotional responses; in addition, each of these separate ideas is closely associated with the others.


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