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The Book Poe Or the Revenant
The Author Christopher Bigsby
The Publisher Createspace Independent Pub
Release Date2012
Genre Fiction
Pages 310
ISBN 1480116939
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: What if Edgar Allan Poe did not die, drunk on election day? What if he did not die at all? What if his planned escape from a life that oppressed him led him on a journey not only across an ocean but into the heart of darkness as he encountered those anxious to enroll him in their brotherhood? Christopher Bigsby takes a man renowned for his gothic tales, in which the buried return, and makes Poe himself the target of those with a taste for blood who are prepared to follow him until they judge him ready to join them. Poe, or the Revenant is a story worthy of Poe himself and who is to know where truth ends and invention begins?

The Book Poe Evermore
The Author David Huckvale
The Publisher McFarland
Release Date2014-10-06
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 220
ISBN 9780786494415
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Edgar Allan Poe exerted a profound influence on many aspects of 20th-century culture, and continues to inspire composers, filmmakers, writers and artists. Popularly thought of as a "horror" writer, Poe was also a philosophical aesthete, a satirist, a hoaxer, a psychologist and a prophet of the anxieties and preoccupations of the modern world. Alphabetically arranged, this book explores Poe's major works both in their own right and in terms of their impact on others, including Baudelaire, who translated his works into French; Debussy, Rachmaninoff and the Alan Parsons' Project, who set them to music; Roger Corman, Federico Fellini and Jean Epstein, who interpreted his visions for film audiences; and television shows such as The Six Million Dollar Man and Time Tunnel, which borrowed his imagery (and, in the case of The Simpsons, sent it up). A wide range of other responses to his compelling Tales of Mystery and Imagination, his poetry and the theoretical writings, combine strongly to suggest that Poe's legacy will indeed last forevermore.

The Book Poe and the Subversion of American Literature
The Author Robert T. Tally, Jr.
The Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release Date2014-01-16
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 160
ISBN 9781623569709
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2014 In Poe and the Subversion of American Literature, Robert T. Tally Jr. argues that Edgar Allan Poe is best understood, not merely as a talented artist or canny magazinist, but primarily as a practical joker who employs satire and fantasy to poke fun at an emergent nationalist discourse circulating in the United States. Poe's satirical and fantastic mode, on display even in his apparently serious short stories and literary criticism, undermines the earnest attempts to establish a distinctively national literature in the nineteenth century. In retrospect, Poe's work also subtly subverts the tenets of an institutionalized American Studies in the twentieth century. Tally interprets Poe's life and works in light of his own social milieu and in relation to the disciplinary field of American literary studies, finding Poe to be neither the poète maudit of popular mythology nor the representative American writer revealed by recent scholarship. Rather, Poe is an untimely figure whose work ultimately makes a mockery of those who would seek to contain it. Drawing upon Gilles Deleuze's distinction between nomad thought and state philosophy, Tally argues that Poe's varied literary and critical writings represent an alternative to American literature. Through his satirical critique of U.S. national culture and his otherworldly projection of a postnational space of the imagination, Poe establishes a subterranean, nomadic, and altogether worldly literary practice.

The Book Keats Poe and the Shaping of Cort zar s Mythopoesis
The Author Ana Castillo
The Publisher John Benjamins Publishing
Release Date1981-01-01
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 135
ISBN 9789027217189
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The Argentinian writer Julio Cortázar was clearly influenced by his predecessors John Keats and Edgar Allan Poe. However, to what extent? Which aspects of the two Romantics have been kept and which ones transformed by Cortázar's imagination? And is there a common bond in the works of Keats and Poe which is also the common denominator for their works? And why these particular images, themes, or ideas? This books tries to answer all these questions and is of interest to everyone who wants to know more about Cortázar.

The Book Poe s Seductive Influence on Great Writers
The Author Burton R. Pollin
The Publisher iUniverse
Release Date2004
Genre Literary Collections
Pages 262
ISBN 9780595319244
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Each of the twelve prominent writers named on the front cover of this book shows the telling effect on his publications of Poe's life or works, as indicated in Dr. Pollin's articles and reviews. Their "testimony" varies: Kipling states his great "debt to Poe"; Henry James, in two important works pivotally quotes from Poe's novel and The Raven; Walter de la Mare's tale features Poe as a reluctant ghost; a major novel by Thomas Mann links the chief characters and their declining family to those of "Usher"; James Thurber in cartoon sketches and tales reveals himself to be "haunted by Poe"; in Melville's fictions are seventy unmistakable traces for characters, situations, and settings; the same is true for Stephen King plus his ending thematically every chapter in Gerald's Game with "Nevermore"; Ginsberg devotedly visits Poe's various homes, lauds him by name in his own poems, and teaches his works as models; Terry Southern purposefully recreates his teenage enthusiasm for Poe's horror-filled Pym; Stevenson knowledgeably evaluates Poe's works in numerous commentaries for an unpublished review; and Hemingway's fiction appears as indebted to Poe's. In addition a final section of book reviews demonstrates Poe's continuing sway.

The Book Edgar Allan Poe Poe the writer
The Author Graham Clarke
The Publisher
Release Date1991
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 329
ISBN 1873403003
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: In an extreme sense, Edgar Allan Poe's writing is the very embodiment of what we recognize as the quintessential modern condition: a world defined through its concern with doubt, fear, and anxiety--a world in which individuals are isolated and displaced. This four-volume assessment examines the Poe phenomenon and its significance for the twentieth-century reader. Volume One offers a range of material that contextualizes Poe's life and the myths surrounding it. Volume Two contains contemporary essays and reviews which chart the immediate and changing sense of Poe's work and the response to it in his lifetime. A second section offers a different viewpoint: that of French writers. Volume Three offers a collection of exemplary and often seminal essays responding to Poe's work. Volume Four, the most extensive of the volumes, reflects the range and extent of Poe criticism that has emerged in the twentieth century as Poe has been condidtently rediscovered and reinterpreted.

The Book Crossing Color
The Author Therese Steffen
The Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date2001-04-12
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 256
ISBN 0195350715
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Rita Dove (b. 1952) was elected Poet Laureate--the first ever African-American to hold the position--in 1993, in recognition of work that combines racially sensitive observation with searing and immediate personal experience. She is best known for her substantial body of poetry, although she has also been recognized for her many accomplishments in drama and fiction, written in both German and English. Crossing Color, written by a well-known Americanist in the European community, is the first full-length critical study offering a comprehensive biographic and literary portrait of Rita Dove and her work.

The Book The History of British Women s Writing 1920 1945
The Author M. Joannou
The Publisher Springer
Release Date2012-10-22
Genre Social Science
Pages 316
ISBN 9781137292179
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Featuring sixteen contributions from recognized authorities in their respective fields, this superb new mapping of women's writing ranges from feminine middlebrow novels to Virginia Woolf's modernist aesthetics, from women's literary journalism to crime fiction, and from West End drama to the literature of Scotland, Ireland and Wales.

The Book Foundation
The Author
The Publisher
Release Date1985
Genre Books
ISBN UOM:39015025344840
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe Tales and sketches 1831 1842
The Author Edgar Allan Poe
The Publisher Belknap Press
Release Date2008-04-01
Genre Fiction
Pages 1432
ISBN STANFORD:36105004473141
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Papers on Poe
The Author Richard Paul Veler
The Publisher
Release Date1972
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 236
ISBN UOM:39015002155565
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Het noordwater
The Author Ian McGuire
The Publisher Cargo
Release Date2017-09-21
Genre Fiction
ISBN 9789023481829
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 1859. Patrick Sumner heeft na zijn oneervolle ontslag uit het leger ten einde raad een positie als scheepsarts geaccepteerd aan boord van een walvisvaarder die op weg is naar de poolcirkel. Het is laat in het jaar, en terwijl donker en kou op zee genadeloos toenemen, wordt het zwaar verminkte lichaam van een scheepsjongen gevonden. Sumner gaat op onderzoek uit, en komt op het spoor van Henry Drax: harpoenier, moordenaar, monster. Dan gebeurt het ondenkbare: het schip loopt vast in het ijs en zinkt. Terwijl de doodsbange en wanhopige bemanning tijdens de barre, oneindige nacht probeert te overleven, weet Sumner dat er zich in hun midden een meedogenloze moordenaar schuilhoudt.

The Book Popular Periodical Index
The Author
The Publisher
Release Date1980
Genre American periodicals
ISBN UCSC:32106020396989
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book The Oxford Book of the Supernatural
The Author Dennis Joseph Enright
The Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date1994
Genre Supernatural.
Pages 555
ISBN 0192142011
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The supernatural has this in common with nature: you may drive it out with a pitchfork, but it will constantly come running back. At a time when science and technology are proving ambivalent in their effects and institutionalized religion is weakened by self-inflicted wounds, interest in its manifestations is insatiable. This sweeping anthology presents material in which, touchingly, eerily or bizarrely, the supernatural and the natural meet and ignite, illuminating our deepest anxieties, frailties, and hopes. While chiefly concerned with specific instances, it gives due weight to the views of philosophers and fanatics, of men of letters and the man in the street, and of lovers and lost souls. Mixing what is advanced as fact with what is offered as fiction, it takes in hauntings both malignant and benign, magic, vampires and other popular monsters, witches and fairies, the devil seeking whom he may devour, sex and the supernatural, dreams and coincidences, daemonic influences in art, comedies of the occult, near-death, experiences and after-death expectations. The closing section sums up the war between believers and disbelievers and touches on the processes of reading and of writing about the subject. Testimonies cited are ancient and modern, drawn from East and West, from Christian, Islamic, and Buddhist sources, and range from Homer to Hardy, Pliny to Primo Levi, Apuleius to A. S. Byatt, through Rabelais, Shakespeare, Johnson, Goethe, Dickens, George Eliot, Flaubert, Kipling, Yeats, Rebecca West, and many others, including some who, like Browning's medium, Mr Sludge, find a little cheating comparable to the china egg that prompts a hen to lay a real one. For fervent believers andsceptics alike, there can be no more magical compendium than this.

The Book 1650 1850
The Author Kevin Lee Cope
The Publisher
Release Date1994
Genre Aesthetics, Modern
Pages 445
ISBN 0404644031
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Death and representation
The Author Sarah McKim Webster Goodwin
The Publisher Johns Hopkins Univ Pr
Release Date1993
Genre Literary Collections
Pages 336
ISBN UOM:49015002693696
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Death is a subject of increasing interest in virtually all academic disciplines, yet there is surprisingly little theoretical work on the representation of death in literary contexts. Death and Representation offers a unique collection of international and interdisciplinary essays, rich in cultural perspectives but sharing a relatively common vocabulary. It provides models for a number of interrelated approaches -- including psychoanalytic, feminist, and historical -- with essays by prominent and promising scholars. Contributors are Ernst van Alphen, Mieke Bal, Regina Barreca, Elisabeth Bronfen, Carol Christ, Sander Gilman, Sarah Webster Goodwin, Margaret Higonnet, Regina Janes, Ellie Ragland-Sullivan, Rajeswari Sunder Rajan, Ronald Schleifer, Charles Segal, and Garrett Stewart.

The Book Julio Cort zar
The Author Ilan Stavans
The Publisher Twayne Pub
Release Date1996-02-16
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 162
ISBN UOM:39015038021781
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A story, Julio Cortazar claimed, is born in a sparkle, a thunderous strike of inspiration, and requires very little by way of processing. He considered literature the product of a spirit dictating its craft to numerous scribes everywhere on the globe; his unusual methods of writing short stories was not unlike those developed by the French surrealist Andre Breton and the American Beat writer Jack Kerouac. Author of the internationally acclaimed novel Hopscotch (1963), Cortazar was born in Brussels, raised in Buenos Aires, and self-exiled to Europe in 1951. Although very much in vogue in the 1960s and 1970s in Europe, the United States, and Latin America, Cortazar has mysteriously fallen out of public favor since his death in 1984. In this volume Ilan Stavans seeks to redress this neglect, using Cortazar's art to enlighten his life and vice versa. He focuses his analysis on the ways in which, by choosing to rebuff, imitate, or pay homage to Jorge Luis Borges, Edgar Allan Poe, and other writers, Cortazar found his own unique style. Stavans argues that a handful of the hundred or so stories Cortazar wrote are among the best this century has delivered, including "Axolot!" (1956), about a man trapped in the body of a salamander; "House Taken Over" (1946), about the effects of tyranny on individual freedom and domestic life; and "Blow-Up" (1958), about the moral implications that emerge after one witnesses a crime. Stavans begins by studying Cortazar's artistic development as a writer in Buenos Aires from the early 1940s until 1951; he then analyzes what the Argentine wrote in Paris and traces his favorite themes and symbols, paying special attention to his long story "The Pursuer (1958), considered by many to be a transitional work. He also examines Cortazar's ideological commitment during the student uprising in Paris in 1968, his views on the Cuban Revolution and the Sandinistas in Nicaragua, and his so-called ideological stories. The second section of this volume reprints what Stavans considers Cortazar's best explanation of what makes a short story unique and what its uses are - "On the Short Story and Its Environs" - along with two personal essays, "The Present State of Fiction in Latin America" and "Letter to Roberto Fernandez Retamar," which clarify Cortazar's method of writing, his aesthetic approach to the natural and supernatural, and his view on the role artists and intellectuals are called upon to play in Third World. In the third section, an essay by critic John Ditski studies Cortazar's early works, while a piece by Evelyn Picon Garfield, a longtime Cortazar devotee and the author of an insightful book-length interview with him, focuses on Octahedron (1974).

The Book Masterplots 2
The Author Frank Northen Magill
The Publisher Salem Pr Inc
Release Date1986-06
Genre Literary Collections
Pages 4337
ISBN PSU:000026746111
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Examines the theme, characters, plot, style and technique of more than 700 nineteenth- and twentieth-century works by prominent authors from around the world.

The Book Imagination of the heart
The Author Theresa Whistler
The Publisher Duckbacks
Release Date1993
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 478
ISBN UOM:39015029700682
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book New medieval literatures
The Author David Lawton
The Publisher
Release Date1999
Genre Civilization, Medieval
ISBN UOM:39015052566984
Language English, Spanish, And French