?? [[ most sensible often called the writer of inventive brief fiction, equivalent to the autumn of the home of Usher and The Cask of Amontillado, and because the writer of hauntingly sonorous poems akin to The Raven, Edgar Allan Poe used to be a number one practitioner of the yankee Gothic and helped popularize the fast tale as a style. This reference paintings assembles in dictionary structure an entire and present physique of knowledge on Poe's existence and paintings. greater than 1900 entries hide all levels of Poe's artwork and literary feedback, his kinfolk relationships, his various travels and flats, and the abundance of serious responses to his works. every one access offers bibliographical info, and the amount concludes with an intensive directory of works for additional attention. ]] ??
Best identified for his mysterious and ingenious brief fiction, resembling the autumn of the home of Usher and The Cask of Amontillado, in addition to hauntingly sonorous poems equivalent to The Raven, Edgar Allan Poe has secured an enduring position within the American literary canon. He used to be one of many first American authors to receive severe recognition in Europe, and his works popularized the Gothic, the quick tale, and detective fiction in the USA. Poe's works are usually studied in colleges and faculties, yet he additionally keeps his allure as one in all America's such a lot difficult well known authors. His works replicate his substantial and occasionally arcane erudition, his probing insights into the workings of the brain, his theories of literature and aesthetics, and his curiosity in technology and the supernatural.
Through greater than 1900 alphabetically prepared entries, this reference booklet presents entire and present assurance of Poe's lifestyles and paintings. a few entries deal with Poe's recognized interpreting and his responses to literary contemporaries and foreign literary figures. Others touch upon the effect of assorted writers and literary traditions on Poe's mind's eye. nonetheless others handle Poe's perspectives on topics starting from Shakespeare to mesmerism to phrenology. every one access is supplemented by means of a bibliographical be aware which provides the foundation for the access and indicates resources for extra research. every one access for Poe's fiction and poetry incorporates a severe synopsis, and an intensive bibliography on the finish of the quantity lists an important serious and biographical reviews of Poe.
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Personality within the brief tale ‘‘ ‘Thou paintings the guy. ’ ’’ he's the alcoholic buddy of Mr. Barnabas Shuttleworthy. Gorgias of Leontini. (fl. 427 B. C. ). historical Greek sophist and author on rhetoric. In ‘‘The guy of the Crowd,’’ the narrator refers mordantly to ‘‘the mad and flimsy rhetoric of Gorgias. ’’ textual content: CWP, IV, 134. Gould, Hannah Flagg. (1789–1865). Minor American children’s poet whose mastery of the epigrammatic line used to be praised through Poe. interpreting her signature in ‘‘Autography,’’ Poe saw, ‘‘The literary variety of person who writes hence is certain to be forcibly epigrammatic. ’’ textual content: CWP, VIII, 202; XIII, 18; XV, 166, 196– 197; XVI, 138–139. learn: TPL, 185, 211, 223, 231. Gove, Mary Neal [Nichols]. (1810–1884). She attended Virginia Clemm Poe in the course of her terminal disease. She used to be a novelist. Gove left an account of Virginia’s death days and the Poes’ depression lifestyles on the Fordham cottage within the Six Penny journal for February 1863. Poe incorporated a thankful portrait of her in ‘‘The Literati of latest York urban. ’’ textual content: CWP, X, 197; XV, sixty one. study: LTP, 569–571; TPL, xxvi, 607–608, 669–670, 685–686, 707–708. Gowans, William. manhattan urban bookseller. Poe, Virginia, and Maria Clemm shared a place of abode with Gowans at 6th street and Waverley position starting in February 1837. Gowans later wrote affectionately of either Poe and Virginia. He remembered Poe as ‘‘one of the main courteous, gentlemanly, and clever partners i've got ever met, and that i needs to say I by no means observed him in the slightest degree affected with liquor, nor even descend to any recognized vice. ’’ Of Virginia’s 146 GRAHAM, GEORGE REX visual appeal, he remarked that ‘‘her eye may fit that of any houri, and her face defy the genius of a Canova to mimic. ’’ study: TPL, 242, 245; PLL, ninety two– ninety three. Graham, George Rex. (1813–1894). Philadelphia magazine entrepreneur and founding father of Graham’s journal. He had pursuits within the Saturday night submit and The Casket, buying Burton’s Gentleman’s journal in 1840. He mixed some of the monthlies into Graham’s journal, which started booklet in December 1840. Graham used to be one of many few editorial authority figures in Poe’s existence with whom he didn't brazenly feud. besides the fact that, after Poe grew to become the publication reviewer for Graham’s in February 1841, tensions elevated, inflicting Poe to develop into mildly contemptuous of Graham’s commercialism and parsimony. He grew envious of his personal $800 annual prestige at this ‘‘nambypamby’’ journal. After Poe’s loss of life, Graham wrote and released in his journal defenses of Poe’s artwork, ‘‘The past due Edgar Poe’’ (Graham’s, March 1850) and ‘‘The Genius and features of the past due Edgar Allan Poe’’ (Graham’s, February 1854), refuting the Griswold obituary’s debasing claims. Poe possessed, in Graham’s estimation, a ‘‘management of the supernatural by no means attained or approached by means of the other author. ’’ The short comment approximately Graham in ‘‘Autography’’ says easily: ‘‘For either one of those journals he has written a lot and good. ’’ textual content: CWP, XV, 213. learn: PLB, 14, 39; TPL, xxvi-xxvii; MNR, 162– 163, 178–179.