Il libro della settimana – Edgar Allan Poe: A critical biography di Arthur Hobson Quinn

Edgar Allan Poe: A critical biography di Arthur Hobson QuinnQuesto volume rappresenta una dettagliata e accurata biografia di Edgar Allan Poe, che ha inizio ben prima della sua nascita.

Parte, infatti, da quella che è la sua eredità, ossia la storia dei suoi familiari. La storia comincia il 15 aprile 1796, quando sua madre aveva 9 anni.

Si continua poi cogli anni a Richmond, quindi la scuola in Inghilterra, e di nuovo a Richmond, poi all’Università in Virginia, e quindi Baltimora, analizzando la sua vita in maniera completa.

Contenuto del libro

  • Foreward di Shawn Rosenheim
  • I. The Heritage
  • II. Richmond – The early years
  • III. The school day in England
  • IV. Richmond again, 1820-1826
  • V. The University of Virginia
  • VI. “Tamerlane” and the Army
  • VII. Hope deferred – “Al-Aaraaf”
  • VIII. West Point and the “Poems” of 1831
  • XIX. Baltimore – The early fiction
  • X. The Editor of the “Messenger”
  • XI. Philadelphia – “The Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque”
  • XII. At the Summit – The Editor of “Graham’s Magazine”
  • XIII. Following the illusion
  • XIV. New York – “The Raven” and Other Matters
  • XV. The “Broadway Journal” and the “Poems” of 1845
  • XVI. Widening Horizons – Friends and Enemies
  • XVII. “Eureka”
  • XVIII. To Helen and for Annie
  • XIX. Richmond – The Last Appeal
  • XX. The Recoil of Fate

Appendices

  • I. The Teatrical Career of Edgar Poe’s Parents
  • II. Original Records Of the Poe and Clemm Families in Baltimore
  • III. Edgar Poe’s Birthplace
  • IV. The Poe Family in Norfolk in 1811
  • V. Where did Elizabeth Poe die?
  • VI. Poe’s Record in the Army and at West Point
  • VII. The “Tales of the Folio Club”
  • VIII. Poe’s Revision on the “Phantasy Pieces”
  • IX. Contracts for the “Broadway Journal”
  • X. Griswold’s Powert of Attorney from Mrs. Clemm for the Publication of Poe’s Work
  • XI. Poe’s Last Journey
  • XII. A Possible New Poe Satire
  • Bibliography

Caratteristiche del libro

  • Edizione: brossura
  • 804 pagine
  • Editore: The Johns Hopkins University Press; 1st edition (November 25, 1997)
  • Lingua: inglese
  • 43 illustrazioni

2 commentiOn Il libro della settimana – Edgar Allan Poe: A critical biography di Arthur Hobson Quinn

  • This is the best biography of Poe and the only one that I recomment. While the reading may be tedious to the modern reader it is filled with accurate and objective observations on Poe. It also contains a photograph of a Rufus Griswold forgery. It hasn’t been surpassed since it was published so many years ago.

  • Thanks for this comment and info, Jeff. Glad to know it. I bought this book a couple of years ago, but I haven’t read yet it.

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