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9781604133882

Tell-Tale Heart and Other Stories - Edgar Allan Poe, New Edition

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    9781604133882

  • ISBN10:

    1604133880

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-03-01
  • Publisher: Facts on File
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Summary

Despite wavering critical opinion of the literary merit of Poe's work since his death in 1849, his tales have remained popular for their gothic sensibilities and evocative explorations of human vice and desire. Poe's influence on subsequent generations of science fiction and horror writers cannot be understated. This new collection of full-length critical essays explores the enduring short stories of this esteemed writer and the shadowy, crime-tinged worlds he brings to life. This volume features a chronology of the author's life, a bibliography, an index, notes on the contributing writers, and an introduction by Harold Bloom. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Poe achieves the universality of nightmare.... Murderer and victim alike are equally ghastly in "The Tell-Tale Heart" and "The Cask of Amontillado." ... Something primordial in Poe tapped into a universal anguish. -Harold Bloom

Table of Contents

Editor's Notep. vii
Introductionp. 1
Grotesques and Arabesquesp. 9
The Ironic Double in Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado"p. 31
A Feminist Rereading of Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart"p. 39
A Note on the Public and the Private in Literature: The Literature of "Acting Out"p. 55
"Observe how healthily-how calmly I can tell you the whole story": Moral Insanity and Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart"p. 69
Detective Fiction, Psychoanalysis, and the Analytic Sublimep. 81
Death and Its Moments: The End of the Reader in Historyp. 105
Frantic Forensic Oratory: Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart"p. 143
House of Mirrors: Edgar Allan Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher"p. 159
A Tale by Poep. 173
Chronologyp. 191
Contributorsp. 195
Bibliographyp. 197
Acknowledgmentsp. 201
Indexp. 203
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Though critical opinion of the literary merit of Edgar Allan Poe's writing has varied widely since his death in 1849, his tales have remained popular for their gothic sensibilities and evocative explorations of human vice and desire. Poe's influence on subsequent generations of science fiction and horror writers cannot be understated. This new collection of full-length critical essays explores the enduring works of this esteemed writer and the often-shadowy worlds he brings to life. This study guide to "A Tell-Tale Heart" and other Poe stories features a chronology of the author's life, a bibliography, an index, notes on the contributing writers, and an introduction by Professor Harold Bloom.

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