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The Resource The afterlife of Edgar Allan Poe, Scott Peeples

The afterlife of Edgar Allan Poe, Scott Peeples

Label
The afterlife of Edgar Allan Poe
Title
The afterlife of Edgar Allan Poe
Statement of responsibility
Scott Peeples
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Controversies abound in studies of Edgar Allan Poe. From the time of his death well into the twentieth century, partisans debated the issue of his character: was he an alcoholic? drug addict? pathological liar? necrophile? In the 1920s and 30s, psychoanalytic critics sought to divorce the study of Poe from Victorian moral concerns but in the process made scandalous claims by linking Poe's dream-like stories to his personality. The status of Poe's literary productions was similarly disputed; dismissed by the New Critics but championed by poets such as William Carlos Williams and Allen Tate. Recent scholars have debated the meaning and significance of Poe's representations of race, class, and gender, often returning to the character issue: how racist and misogynist was he, and how important are those questions to understanding his work? Finally, how have the seemingly countless plays, films, novels, comic books, and pop music experiments based on his image and works intertwined with academic study of Poe? This book examines these and other controversies, shedding light on broader issues of canon formation, the role of biography in literary study, and the importance of integrating various, even conflicting interpretations into one's own reading of a literary work. This book will be of great interest to Poe scholars, both those who have been a part of the literary battles described above and newcomers to the field who can use the book as a guide to the field of Poe studies, and to all those interested in Poe and his work. Scott Peeples is associate professor of English at the College of Charleston.--Publisher's description
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N$T
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Peeples, Scott
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Studies in American literature and culture. Literary criticism in perspective
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poe, Edgar Allan
  • Poe, Edgar Allan
  • Poe, Edgar Allan
  • Fantasy literature, American
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Fantasy literature, American
  • Rezeption
Label
The afterlife of Edgar Allan Poe, Scott Peeples
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-188) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The man that was used up: Poe's place in American literature, 1849-1909 -- 2. A dream within a dream: Poe and psychoanalysis -- 3. Out of space, out of time: from early formalism to deconstruction -- 4. The man of the crowd: the socio-historical Poe -- Lionizing: Poe as cultural signifier -- Loss of breath: writing Poe's last days
Control code
ocn277223403
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 199 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781571136213
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
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22573/ctt24540
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)277223403
Label
The afterlife of Edgar Allan Poe, Scott Peeples
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-188) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The man that was used up: Poe's place in American literature, 1849-1909 -- 2. A dream within a dream: Poe and psychoanalysis -- 3. Out of space, out of time: from early formalism to deconstruction -- 4. The man of the crowd: the socio-historical Poe -- Lionizing: Poe as cultural signifier -- Loss of breath: writing Poe's last days
Control code
ocn277223403
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 199 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781571136213
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt24540
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)277223403

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