Edgar A. Poe: A Biography: Mournful and Never-ending Remembrance

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Harper Collins, 1992. nov. 4. - 592 oldal
From a Pulitzer-Prize winning biographer, the most revealing, fascinating, and important biography of one of our greatest literary figures.
 

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Felhasználói ismertető  - JamesBanzer - LibraryThing

This book was published just shy of 30 years ago. The biographical account about a famous 19th century storyteller brings a time of long ago to life. Edgar A. Poe: Mournful and Never-ending ... Teljes értékelés elolvasása

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Felhasználói ismertető  - RandyStafford - LibraryThing

Silverman doesn't seem to like Poe much. Poe's desperate poverty, his supporting a sick wife and her mother by writing alone, doesn't, to Silverman, really justify Poe's recycling of his early work ... Teljes értékelés elolvasása

Tartalomjegyzék

Richmond John and Fanny Allan
9
Early Ambition Jane Stanard Moldavia
23
Boston Tamerlane The Army Death of Fanny Allan
38
West Point
51
Second Marriage ? to Virginia Break
123
The Blank Period The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym and
129
Philadelphia Billy Burton
140
Break with Burton The Penn Magazine
155
Turtle Bay Fordham The Literati War
300
The Libel Suit The Cask of Amontillado
312
Virginias Death The Libel Suit Won Loui Shew
323
Attempted Recovery Ulalume Eureka Parting
332
Jane Locke Nancy Richmond Sarah Helen Whitman Elmira
344
Benefit Street
355
An Exchange of Letters Return to Lowell
363
Suicide Attempt Conditional Engagement
373

Grahams Magazine Important Critical Essays The Murders
162
Resignation from Grahams F W Thomas Virginias Illness
174
Virginias Health The Custom House
182
Reputation after Leaving Grahams Charles Dickens and En
195
Rufus Griswold Last Days in Philadelphia
211
The Brennan Farm Williss Mirror
219
Poes Crisis Attack on Longfellow The Raven
231
Return to the City The Broadway Journal
242
Poes Condition The Lyceum War
257
Ownership and Loss of the Broadway Journal
271
The Salons Fanny Osgood and Elizabeth Ellet
278
Other Writing and Editions in 1845 The
293
Lyceum Lecture Marriage Announced and Called Off Repercus
384
New Attempts to Resume a Literary Career The Bells Hop
394
New Revival of the Stylus Final Trip to Lowell Journey to
407
Richmond
419
Old Point Comfort Norfolk Richmond Death and
429
Muddy
437
NOTES
449
Poems by Edgar A Poe Remarks
463
APPENDICES
523
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
537
Copyright

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166. oldal - In the whole composition there should be no word written, of which the tendency, direct or indirect, is not to the one preestablished design.
402. oldal - Is but a dream within a dream. I stand amid the roar Of a surf-tormented shore, And I hold within my hand Grains of the golden sand — How few! yet how they creep Through my fingers to the deep, While I weep — while I weep! O God! can I not grasp Them with a tighter clasp? O God! can I not save One from the pitiless wave? Is all that we see or seem But a dream within a dream?
337. oldal - Well I know, now, this dim lake of Auber — This misty mid region of Weir: — Well I know, now, this dank tarn of Auber — This ghoul-haunted woodland of Weir." Said we, then — the two, then — "Ah, can it Have been that the woodlandish ghouls — The pitiful, the merciful ghouls, To bar up our way and to ban it From the secret that lies in these wolds — From the thing that lies hidden in these wolds — Have drawn up the spectre of a planet From the limbo of lunary souls — This sinfully...
405. oldal - There comes Poe, with his raven, like Barnaby Rudge, Three-fifths of him genius and two-fifths sheer fudge, Who talks like a book of iambs and pentameters, In a way to make people of common-sense damn metres, Who has written some things quite the best of their kind, But the heart somehow seems all squeezed out by the mind...
297. oldal - Of all melancholy topics what, according to the universal understanding of mankind, is the most melancholy?" Death, was the obvious reply. "And when," I said, "is this most melancholy of topics most poetical?" From what I have already explained at some length the answer here also is obvious— "When it most closely allies itself to Beauty: the death then of a beautiful woman is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world...
138. oldal - But evil things, in robes of sorrow, Assailed the monarch's high estate; (Ah, let us mourn! — for never morrow Shall dawn upon him, desolate!) And round about his home the glory That blushed and bloomed Is but a dim-remembered story Of the old time entombed.

A szerzőről (1992)

Kenneth Silverman is a professor of English, a graduate advisor in American Civilization, co-director of The Biography Seminar at New York University, and an amateur magician. He lives in New York City.

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