Twentieth century interpretations of Poe"s tales

a collection of critical essays. by William L. Howarth

Publisher: Prentice-Hall in Englewood Cliffs, N.J

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  • Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849 -- Fictional works,
  • Detective and mystery stories, American -- History and criticism,
  • Fantasy fiction, American -- History and criticism,
  • Horror tales, American -- History and criticism,
  • Fiction -- Technique

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 115-116.

Other titlesPoe"s tales.
StatementEdited by William L. Howarth.
SeriesTwentieth century interpretations, A Spectrum book.
LC ClassificationsPS2638 .H6
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 116 p.
Number of Pages116
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5683729M
ISBN 100136846548
LC Control Number69015337

By Dr Oliver Tearle Edgar Allan Poe () wrote ‘Alone’ when he was still very young – only 21 years of age. The poem remained unpublished until , over a quarter of a century after Poe’s death. The sentiment is, indeed, something that many of us can relate to from our teenage years and youth. Since Edgar Allan Poe’s stories of suspense and horror were first compiled as Tales of Mystery and Imagination in , many gifted artists have tried their hand at illustrating them, notably Arthur Rackham, Edmund Dulac and Gustave Dore. But perhaps it is the Irishman Harry Clarke who has come closest to evoking the delirious claustrophobia and frightening inventiveness of “Poe-land”. Author of books including A Tale of Two Cities Follow author Charles John Huffam Dickens was a writer and social critic who created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. Short story - Short story - History: The evolution of the short story first began before humans could write. To aid in constructing and memorizing tales, the early storyteller often relied on stock phrases, fixed rhythms, and rhyme. Consequently, many of the oldest narratives in the world, such as the ancient Babylonian tale the Epic of Gilgamesh, are in verse.

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Edition Notes Bibliography: p. Series Twentieth century interpretations, A Spectrum book. Other Titles Poe's :   Twentieth century interpretations of Poe's tales: a collection of critical essays Contemporary scholars offer critical analyses of various aspects of Poe's work and modern interpretations of his tales "A Spectrum book." Includes bibliographical references (pages ) and index (pages vii-viii) commitment to retain Pages: Get this from a library.

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By the mid 20th century, Poe joined Twain, Melville, Hawthorne and Hemingway on American high school reading lists. "Atlantic" writer Scott Meslow calls Poe "one of the few writers to have fully pervaded America's pop-culture consciousness" and points out that Poe's legacy is evident in comic books, albums, films, television dramas and even.

"Poe's 'The Tell-Tale Heart '" in Twentieth Century Interpretations of Poe's Tales, edited by William L. Howarth, Eng lewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall Inc., p. The variety of Edgar Allan Poe’s short fiction cannot be conveyed fully in a short introduction.

Though he is best known for his classics of gothic horror such as The Fall of the House of Usher and his portraits of madmen and grotesques such as The Tell-Tale Heart and The Cask of Amontillado, he is also the author of detective stories, The Purloined Letter; science fiction, The.

H.P. Lovecraft, one of the twentieth century’s most important writers in the genre of horror fiction, famously referred to Edgar Allan Poe as both his “model” and his “God of Fiction.” While scholars and readers of Poe’s and Lovecraft’s work have long recognized the connection between these authors, this collection of essays is the first in-depth study to explore the complex.

William D. Howarth’s Twentieth Century Interpretations of Poe’s Tales, another in the seemingly endless Prentice-Hall series, is apparently intended to complement Woodson’s volume and corner another segment of the college market.

Broader in scope, it brings together articles dealing with a miscellany of works written over a period of time. Publication. It was published by the Philadelphia firm Lea & Blanchard and released in two volumes.

The publisher was willing to print the collection based on the recent success of Poe's story "The Fall of the House of Usher".Even so, Lea & Blanchard would not pay Poe any royalties; his only payment was 20 free copies.

Poe had sought Washington Irving to endorse the book, writing to him, "If I. No American author of the early 19th century enjoys a larger international audience than Edgar Allan Poe.

Widely translated, read, and studied, he occupies an iconic place in global culture. Such acclaim would have gratified Poe, who deliberately wrote for "the world at large" and mocked the provincialism of strictly nationalistic themes. "William Wilson" is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe, first published inwith a setting inspired by Poe's formative years on the outskirts of London.

The tale follows the theme of the doppelgänger and is written in a style based on rationality. Valéry, in a letter to Gide, asserted that "Poe is the only impeccable writer.

He was never mistaken." If this judgment startles an American reader, it is less remarkable than Baudelaire's habit of making his morning prayers to God and to Edgar we add the devotion of Mallarmé to what he called his master Poe's "severe ideas," then we have some sense of the scandal of what might be.

The second half of the twentieth century witnessed a reevaluation of Poe's legacy, however, as modem critics and theorists began to recognize his profound effect on modem literature and thought. Biographical Information. Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston on Januthe second son of David Poe Jr.

and Elizabeth Arnold Poe, both stage. Edgar Allan Poe (). Source. Poet, author, and journalist. Career. The son of two impoverished actors and whose father abandoned the family, Edgar Allan Poe was raised as a foster child by the wealthy Allan family in Richmond, Virginia, following his mother ’ s death and his father ’ s disappearance.

He briefly attended the University of Virginia and West Point, never graduating. At the beginning of the twenty-first century, Edgar Allan Poe was more popular than ever. The Raven and a number of his Gothic and detective tales were among the most famous writings in the English language, and they were often some of the first works of literature that young adults read.

They had also entered the popular imagination—football teams and beers were named after them, and they. He has also been hailed posthumously as one of the finest literary critics of the nineteenth century.

In Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales and Poems fans may indulge in all of Poe's most imaginative short-stories, including The Fall of the House of Usher, The Murders in Rue Morgue, The Tell-Tale Heart, Ligeia and Ms. In a Bottle. The story was first published in James Russell Lowell's The Pioneer in January "The Tell-Tale Heart" is often considered a classic of the Gothic fiction genre and is one of Poe's best known short stories.

The specific motivation for murder (aside from the narrator's hatred of the old man's eye), the relationship between narrator and old man, the gender of the narrator, and other details.

“This story and Poe’s other short fiction had an undisputed influence on later fiction writers. In the nineteenth century, Poe influenced Ambrose Bierce and Robert Louis Stevenson among others. Twentieth-century writers who have looked to Poe include science fiction writer H.

Lovecraft and horror author Stephen King.”. Poe uses his words economically in the “Tell-Tale Heart”—it is one of his shortest stories—to provide a study of paranoia and mental deterioration.

Poe strips the story of excess detail as a way to heighten the murderer’s obsession with specific and unadorned entities: the. Steampunk is a late-twentieth, early-twenty-first century phenomenon, as is clearly demonstrated in Running Press's steampunk line of classics: Steampunk Poe (anthology of short stories), Steampunk: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, and the forthcoming Steampunk: H.G.

The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, edited by John H. Ingram (Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, — The tales are collected in two parts, in volumes ) The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, edited by Edmund C. Stedman and George E. Woodberry (Chicago: Stone and Kimball, — The tales are collected in five parts, in volumes ).

Poe’s poetry, like his stories, might not be uplifting, but McGann in his book makes a case for him being one of most important early American poets. Unlike Poe’s stories, his poetry and ideas about poetics were not appreciated in his time and fell out of favor with American scholars in the 20th century.

Edgar Allan Poe was not the first writer of horror stories, but his literary techniques form the foundation of the immensely popular literary genre as we know it today. His use of psychological horror through first-person narration would inspire other writers such as Ambrose Bierce and H.P.

Lovecraft to write horror stories. Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven" in Popular Culture From television shows and films to comic books and sports, "The Raven" remains not only one of Poe's.

Biography. Edgar Allan Poe was born on Januand died on October 7, In his stormy forty years, which included a marriage to his cousin, fights with other writers, and legendary drinking binges, Poe lived in some of the important literary centers of the northeastern United States: Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, and Boston.One of the most original American writers, Edgar Allan Poe shaped the development of both the detectvie story and the science-fiction story.

Some of his poems--"The Raven," "The Bells," "Annabel Lee"--remain among the most popular in American literature. Poe's tales of the macabre still thrill readers of all ages. Here are familiar favorites like "The Purloined Letter," "The Fall of the House 4/5(6).Here, then, is one of America’s and the world’s most disturbing, powerful, and inventive writers published in “the first truly dependable collection of Poe’s poetry and tales.” Patrick Quinn (–), volume editor, was Professor of English at Wellesley College.

His publications include The French Face of Edgar Allan Poe.