?? [[ top often called the writer of inventive brief fiction, similar to the autumn of the home of Usher and The Cask of Amontillado, and because the writer of hauntingly sonorous poems corresponding to The Raven, Edgar Allan Poe used to be a number one practitioner of the yank Gothic and helped popularize the quick tale as a style. This reference paintings assembles in dictionary layout an entire and present physique of data on Poe's existence and paintings. greater than 1900 entries disguise all levels of Poe's paintings and literary feedback, his kinfolk relationships, his a variety of travels and flats, and the abundance of serious responses to his works. every one access offers bibliographical details, and the quantity concludes with an intensive directory of works for additional attention. ]] ??
Best recognized for his mysterious and ingenious brief fiction, corresponding to the autumn of the home of Usher and The Cask of Amontillado, in addition to hauntingly sonorous poems comparable to The Raven, Edgar Allan Poe has secured an enduring position within the American literary canon. He was once one of many first American authors to accept critical realization in Europe, and his works popularized the Gothic, the quick tale, and detective fiction in the United States. Poe's works are often studied in faculties and schools, yet he additionally keeps his allure as certainly one of America's so much not easy well known authors. His works replicate his significant and occasionally arcane erudition, his probing insights into the workings of the brain, his theories of literature and aesthetics, and his curiosity in technological know-how and the supernatural.
Through greater than 1900 alphabetically prepared entries, this reference e-book presents whole and present assurance of Poe's existence 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 influence of varied writers and literary traditions on Poe's mind's eye. nonetheless others handle Poe's perspectives on matters starting from Shakespeare to mesmerism to phrenology. every one access is supplemented by way of a bibliographical be aware which supplies the foundation for the access and indicates assets for additional research. each one access for Poe's fiction and poetry includes a serious synopsis, and an intensive bibliography on the finish of the quantity lists an important serious and biographical reviews of Poe.
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Glossy Language Notes, sixty nine (1954): 506–507. ‘‘A Chaunt of lifestyles and different Poems, with Sketches and Essays. via Rev. Ralph Hoyt. ’’ Favorable assessment of a set of poetry and incidental writings released within the Broadway magazine of 26 July 1845. ‘‘The Chaunt of Life’’ itself is sort of fantastic, yet many of the different poems are marred via lacking toes or ‘‘peculiarities of metre. ’’ textual content: CWP, XII, 193. Cheever, George B. (1807–1890). American spiritual author. He used to be the editor of The typical e-book of yankee Poetry, an anthology attacked by means of Poe as unrepresentative of yankee verse. He defined the gathering as ‘‘a paintings which has the advantage of now not belying its name, and is quite common. . . . the decisions seem to me particularly injudicious, and feature all a marked leaning to the didactic. ’’ Poe integrated a profile of Cheever in ‘‘The Literati of latest York urban. ’’ textual content: CWP, XI, 149–150; XV, 32–33. Che´nier, Andre´ Marie. (1762–1794). French poet accomplished through the French Revolution. In Pinakidia, Poe charges a verse written in criminal and provides that whereas he composed, ‘‘[a]t this rapid Andre´ Che´ nier was once interrupted by way of the officers of the guillotine. ’’ textual content: CWP, XIV, fifty two. 70 CHESTERFIELD, LORD Chesterfield, Lord. [Philip Dormer Stanhope]. (1694–1773). Eminent epistolarian recognized for his letters of recommendation to his son. Poe mentions his wit and erudition in those version letters in his overview of ‘‘The Canons of fine Breeding, or The instruction manual of the fellow of style. ’’ textual content: CWP, VIII, ninety one; IX, 104; X, forty seven. baby, Lydia Maria. (1802–1880). Poet, abolilitionist, and crusader for the rights of girls. In his cartoon of her personality in ‘‘The Literati of latest York City,’’ Poe defined her as of ‘‘a fervid and fanciful nature’’ and quoted her poem ‘‘Marius amid the Ruins of Carthage’’ to demonstrate the distinction of her shorter compositions. textual content: CWP, XV, 105–107. ‘‘The baby of the ocean, and different Poems. by means of S. Anna Lewis. ’’ evaluation of her poems released within the Southern Literary Messenger for September 1848. The Democratic evaluate for August 1848 additionally notices her poetry favorably. Poe’s compliment for her verse used to be his means of repaying her for the monetary and emotional guidance she gave him after Virginia’s loss of life. ‘‘All serious opinion needs to agree in assigning her a excessive, if no longer the very optimum rank one of the poetesses of her land. ’’ See: Lewis, Sarah Anna. textual content: CWP, XIII, 155–165. Chiponchipino. personality within the brief tale ‘‘The guy That was once Used Up. ’’ he's a sculptor and pal of the narrator. Chippendale, Mr. An actor who seemed in Mrs. Mowatt’s comedy type and earned Poe’s compliment. Chivers, Thomas Holley. (1809–1858). Georgia poet and Poe biographer. He met Poe in 1845. He wrote lifetime of Poe. (1852; Rpt. Chivers’ lifetime of Poe ). Chivers additionally authored Conrad and Eudora (1834), basing his tale at the comparable fabric Poe had used for the drama Politian. He attributed to Poe ‘‘an uncompromising independence of spirit. . . . but no guy dwelling enjoyed the praises of others higher than he did.