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The Resource Poe, James M. Hutchisson

Poe, James M. Hutchisson

Label
Poe
Title
Poe
Statement of responsibility
James M. Hutchisson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was an American original - a literary theorist, an erratic genius, and an analyst of human obsession and compulsion par excellence. From 1835 until his death, he was arguably the main protagonist in the story of the building of American literature. The scope of his achievements and the dramatic character of Poe's life have drawn readers and critics to him in droves." "And yet, upon his death, one obituary penned by a literary enemy in the New York Daily Tribune cascaded into a lasting stain on Poe's character, leaving a historic misunderstanding. To many, Poe is remembered as a difficult, self-pitying, troubled drunkard often incapable of caring for himself."
  • "Poe reclaims the Baltimore and Virginia writer's reputation and power, retracing Poe's life and career. James M. Hutchisson captures the boisterous worlds of literary New York and Philadelphia in the 1800s to understand why Poe wrote the way he did and why his achievement was so important to American literature. The biography presents a critical overview of Poe's major works and his main themes, techniques, and imaginative preoccupations."
  • "This portrait of the writer emphasizes Poe's southern identity. It traces his existence as a workaday journalist in the burgeoning magazine era and later his tremendous authority as a literary critic and cultural arbiter. To counter the long-lasting damage done by Poe's literary enemies, Hutchisson explores the far-reaching, posthumous influence Poe's literary and critical work exerted on the sister arts and on modern writers from Nietzsche to Nabokov."--Jacket
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hutchisson, James M
Dewey number
818/.309
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS2631
LC item number
.H88 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Willie Morris books in memoir and biography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Critics
  • Authors, American
  • Poe, Edgar Allan
Label
Poe, James M. Hutchisson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-278) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Childhood : Boston, Richmond, England (1809-1825) -- The byronic youth : university, the army, and West Point (1826-1830) -- Baltimore : early tales and satires (1831-1834) -- Return to Richmond : marriage, the Southern Literary Messenger, and The narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym (1835-1837) -- Philadelphia : Burton's Gentleman's magazine and the great tales (1838-1840) -- Graham's magazine, "The Penn," and The red death (1841-1843) -- New York : triumphs and troubles, "The raven" and the Longfellow war (1844-1845) -- Quarrels, loves, and losses (1846-1848) -- The journey and the lighthouse (1849)
Control code
56414098
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 290 pages
Isbn
9781578067213
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004020123
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Poe, James M. Hutchisson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-278) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Childhood : Boston, Richmond, England (1809-1825) -- The byronic youth : university, the army, and West Point (1826-1830) -- Baltimore : early tales and satires (1831-1834) -- Return to Richmond : marriage, the Southern Literary Messenger, and The narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym (1835-1837) -- Philadelphia : Burton's Gentleman's magazine and the great tales (1838-1840) -- Graham's magazine, "The Penn," and The red death (1841-1843) -- New York : triumphs and troubles, "The raven" and the Longfellow war (1844-1845) -- Quarrels, loves, and losses (1846-1848) -- The journey and the lighthouse (1849)
Control code
56414098
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 290 pages
Isbn
9781578067213
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004020123
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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