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The Tales of Edgar Allan Poe
Author: Steven Frye

ISBN: 9781587656163
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 294
Published: 1 September 2010
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.4
Description:
This title includes in-depth critical discussions of Edgar Allan Poe's work.

This is a collection of sixteen essays by leading scholars examining the short stories and life of the 19th century American writer Edgar Allan Poe. Representing the best of a broad range of critical perspectives from the psychoanalytical to the postcolonial, the volume serves as an excellent introduction to Poe's tales and the critical conversation surrounding them. The volume is introduced by Steven Frye, Professor of English at California State University, Bakersfield, the author of "Historiography and the American Romance: A Study of Four Authors" (2001) and the editor of "Poe Studies/Dark Romanticism: History, Theory, Interpretation" (2008). Original essays illuminate the influences that shaped Poe, contextualise his work, and assess his enduring impact on American and Continental poetry and fiction.

A sketch of the historical and cultural forces surrounding Poe illuminates their influence on his aesthetic; a reception history examines Poe's enduring contributions to the short story genre, the French Symbolist movement, and modernist aestheti...

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