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The Cambridge Companion to Edgar Allan Poe

The Cambridge Companion to Edgar Allan Poe

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Kevin J. Hayes, Kent L. Jungquist, Sandra M. Tomc, Rachel Polonsky, Daniel Royot, Benjamin Franklin Fisher, Teresa A. Goddu, John Tresch, Peter Thoms, Karen Weekes, Geoffrey Sanborn, Scott Peeples, Richard Kopley, Mark Neimeyer
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  • Date Published: May 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521797276

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  • This Companion consists of 14 essays by leading international scholars. They provide a series of new perspectives on one of the most enigmatic and controversial American writers. Specially tailored to the needs of undergraduates, the essays examine all of Poe's major writings, his poetry, short stores and criticism, and place his work in a variety of literary, cultural and political contexts. This volume will be of interest to scholars as well as students. It features a detailed chronology and a comprehensive guide to further reading.

    • Contributions are provided by acknowledged specialists on Poe
    • The essays provide scholarly depth of analysis on a broad range of topics
    • The volume is well supported by a detailed chronology and bibliography
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "Kevin Hayes's delightful Cambridge Companion to Edgar Allan Poe offers a good, no-nonsense introduction to Poe's admittedly troubled and turbulent life ... [it] is the first volume I would put into the hands of any open-minded adult who wanted a reliable introduction to Poe studies." Richmond Times Dispatch

    "Like the other excellent titles in the 'Cambridge Companions to Literature' series, this volume provides a collection of well-researched essays that will be useful for both students and researchers.... [S]uperlative essays on important Poe topics less studied--Poe's humor, his science fiction, and his impact on popular culture. More familiar subjects are given fresh treatment.... All academic collections." Choice

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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2002
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521797276
    • length: 288 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 155 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.46kg
    • contains: 4 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Chronology of Poe's life
    Introduction Kevin J. Hayes
    1. The Poet as critic Kent L. Jungquist
    2. Poe and his circle Sandra M. Tomc
    3. Poe's aesthetic theory Rachel Polonsky
    4. Poe's humor Daniel Royot
    5. Poe and the Gothic tradition Benjamin Franklin Fisher
    6. Poe, sensationalism, and slavery Teresa A. Goddu
    7. Extra! Extra! Poe invents Science Fiction! John Tresch
    8. Poe's Dupin and the power of detection Peter Thoms
    9. Poe's feminine ideal Karen Weekes
    10. A confused beginning: The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym, of Nantucket Geoffrey Sanborn
    11. Poe's 'constructiveness' and The Fall of the House of Usher Scott Peeples
    12. Two verse masterworks: 'The Raven' and 'Ulalume' Richard Kopley and Kevin J. Hayes
    13. Poe and popular culture Mark Neimeyer
    14. One-man modernist Kevin J. Hayes
    Selected bibliography

  • Editor

    Kevin J. Hayes, University of Central Oklahoma
    Kevin J. Hayes is Professor of English, University of Central Oklahoma. He is the author of Poe and the Printed Word (Cambridge, 2000); Melville's Folk Roots (1999); The Library of William Byrd of Westover (1997), for which he won the first annual Virginia Library History Award; Folklore and Book Culture (1997); and A Colonial Woman's Bookshelf (1996). In addition, he has edited Henry James: The Contemporary Reviews (Cambridge, 1996). His essays and reviews have appeared in American Literature, Edgar Allan Poe Review, Literature/Film Quarterly, New England Quarterly, Studies in the Novel, and Visible Language. In 1998, he received the Distinguished Service Award from the Association for Documentary Editing.


    Kevin J. Hayes, Kent L. Jungquist, Sandra M. Tomc, Rachel Polonsky, Daniel Royot, Benjamin Franklin Fisher, Teresa A. Goddu, John Tresch, Peter Thoms, Karen Weekes, Geoffrey Sanborn, Scott Peeples, Richard Kopley, Mark Neimeyer

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