Pictures of Ascent in the Fiction of Edgar Allan Poe

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  • Douglas¬†Anderson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Douglas Anderson
    Pages 1-14
  3. Douglas Anderson
    Pages 15-45
  4. Douglas Anderson
    Pages 47-74
  5. Douglas Anderson
    Pages 75-105
  6. Douglas Anderson
    Pages 107-141
  7. Douglas Anderson
    Pages 143-177
  8. Douglas Anderson
    Pages 179-184
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 185-201

About this book


Withan unconventional new perspective, Andersonidentifies Edgar Allan Poe's texts as ajourney and explores the ways Poe both encounters and transcends the realm of the material. Beginning with Poe s earliest short stories through his last fragment of imaginative prose, this book shows the path that Poe traveled as he came to understand how to transform "rudimentary" into "ultimate" life. Anderson skillfully argues that Poe s response to the existential predicament of life lies at the heart of his achievement.


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