Il libro della settimana – Edgar A. Poe: Mournful and Never-ending Remembrance

Edgar A. Poe: Mournful and Never-ending RemembranceIl libro che vi segnalo questa settimana è una biografia particolare di Edgar Allan Poe, illustrata, in cui non viene analizzato Poe come singolo elemento della propria vita, ma viene visto in un più ampio contesto, come è facilmente intuibile leggendo l’indice.

Quindi leggeremo di Poe, ma anche delle sue storie e della sua vita, delle città in cui visse e andò, delle sue collaborazioni con le riviste dell’epoca e della sua famiglia.

Una biografia che vede Edgar Allan Poe non come l’unico artefice della propria vita, ma come un piccolo tassello all’interno di un panorama più vasto, perché tutto ciò che egli visse contribuì al suo destino e alla sua fama futura.

Contenuto del libro

  • Eliza
  • Richmond; John and Fanny Allan
  • London; The Fall of the House of Allan and Ellis
  • Early Ambition; Jane Stanard; Moldavia
  • Difficulties at the University of Virginia and flight from Richmond
  • Boston; Tamerlane; The Army; Death of Fanny Allan
  • Application to West Point; Renewed Quarrel with John Allan
  • Al-Aaraaf
  • West Point
  • Poems by Edgar A. Poe; Remarks and Childhood Mourning
  • Baltimore; Maria Clemm; William Henry Leonard Poe
  • Marriage Hopes; Early Tales; The Saturday Visiter Contest
  • John Allan
  • The Southern Literary Messenger; Marriage to Virginia Clemm
  • Writings in the Southern Literary Messenger
  • Second Marriage (?) to Virgina; Break with the Messenger
  • The Blank Period; The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym and “Ligeia”
  • Philadelphia
  • Billy Burton
  • Writing for Burton’s; “The Fall of the House of Usher” and “William Wilson”; Ciphering; Tales of the Grotesque and the Arabesque
  • Break with Burton The “Penn” Magazine
  • Graham Magazine; Important Critical Essay; “The Murder in the Rue Morgue”
  • Resignation from Graham’s; F.W. Thomas; Virginia’s Illness; “The Mask of the Red Death”
  • Virginia’s Health; The Custom House; The “Stylus”; Washington
  • Reputation after Leaving Graham’s; Charles Dickens and England; Lowell’s Pioneer and Boston
  • Rufus Grinwold; Last Days in Philadelphia
  • The Brennan Farm; Willis’s Mirror; “The Purloined Letter”
  • Poe’s Crisis; Attack on Longfellow; “The Raven”
  • Return to the City; The Broadway Journal; The Longfellow War
  • Poe’s Condition; The Lyceum War
  • Ownership and Loss of the Broadway Journal
  • The Salons; Fanny Osgood and Elizabeth Ellet
  • Other Writings and Editions in 1845; “The Philosophy of Composition”
  • Turtle Bay; Fordham; The “Literati” War
  • The Libel Suit; “The Cask of Amontillado”; “The Domain of Arnheim”
  • Virginia’s Death; The Libell Suit Won; Loui Shew
  • Attempted Recovery; “Ulalume”; Eureka; Parting from Loui Shew
  • Jane Locke; Nancy Richmond; Sarah Helen Whitman; Elmira Royster
  • Benefit Street
  • An Exchange of Letters; Return to Lowell
  • Suicide Attempt; “Conditional Engagement
  • Lyceum Lecture; Marriage Announced and Called Off; Repercussion in Lowell
  • New Attempt to Resume a Literary Career; “The Bells”; “Hop-Frog” and Other Writings
  • New Revival of the “Stylus”; Final Trip to Lowell; Journey to Philadelphia
  • Richmond
  • Old Point Comfort; Norfolk, Richmond; Death and Burial in Baltimore
  • Muddy
  • Notes
  • Appendices
  • Acknowledgement

Caratteristiche del libro

  • Harper Perennial
  • 592 pagine
  • 4 novembre 1992
  • Illustrato
  • Lingua: inglese

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