Epistolario

La prima traduzione delle lettere di Edgar Allan Poe

EpistolarioNel 1955, per la collana “Il Cammeo”, la casa editrice Longanesi pubblica l’Epistolario, traduzione delle lettere di Poe raccolte nell’opera in 2 volumi del 1948 The Letters of the Edgar Allan Poe (Volume I: 1824-1845, Volume II: 1846-1849), curata da J.W. Ostrom.

Siamo alla prima pubblicazione delle lettere di Poe in italiano, purtroppo incompleta. L’Epistolario, comunque, rispetta fedelmente la divisione in periodi storici dei volumi originali:

  • Prefazione e traduzione di Henry Furst
  • Abbreviazioni
  • Il periodo di John Allan: novembre 1829-Aprile 1833
  • Il periodo del Folio Club e del Southern Literary Messenger: maggio 1833-gennaio 1837
  • Da Weissnichtwo al Burton’s Gentleman’s Magazine: febbraio 1837-maggio 1840
  • Il Penn e il Graham’s Magazine: giugno 1840-marzo 1842
  • Dopo il Graham’s: maggio 1842-marzo 1844
  • Le prime lotte: Aprile 1844-gennaio 1845
  • Epoca del Broadway Journal: febbraio 1845-dicembre 1845
  • L’anno perenne: gennaio 1846-gennaio 1847
  • Si afferra a ogni pagliuzza: febbraio 1847-luglio 1848
  • L’intermezzo di Sarah Helen Whitman: settembre 1848-gennaio 1849
  • La vena si esaurisce: febbraio 1849-ottobre 1849
  • Elenco biografico dei corrispondenti
  • Cronologia
  • Bibliografia
  • Indice dei nomi
  • Indice generale

Le lettere mancanti nell’Epistolario

Non sono state tradotte 140 lettere, un numero elevato, se consideriamo che sono ben oltre 300. L’ultima lettera è numerata 333, ma alcune sono numerate Letter 246a.

Ecco dunque l’elenco delle lettere mancanti, reperibili sul sito della Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore nella pagina dedicata ai volumi The Collected Letters of the Edgar Allan Poe.

I The John Allan Period: November 1824-April 1833

  • Letter 1 — 1824, November 17 Poe and John Lyle (Richmond, VA) to the Governor and Council of Virginia (Richmond, VA)
  • Letter 2 — 1824, November 23 Poe and John Lyle (Richmond, VA) to Peter V. Daniel (Richmond, VA)
  • Letter 31— 1831, May 6 Poe (Baltimore, MD) to William Gwynn (Baltimore, MD)

II The Folio Club and Southern Literary Messenger: May 1833-January 1837

  • Letter 39 — 1834, December 19 Poe (Baltimore, MD) to John P. Kennedy (Baltimore, MD)
  • Letter 44 — 1835, June 12 Poe (Baltimore, MD) to Thomas W. White (Richmond, VA)
  • Letter 51 — 1835, October 8 Poe (Richmond, VA) to Robert M. Bird (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Letter 51a — 1835, October 31 Poe (Richmond, VA) to Lucian Minor (Charlottesville, VA)
  • Letter 51b — 1835, ca. November 26 (?) Poe (Richmond, VA) to — ? (Baltimore, MD ?)
  • Letter 53a — 1836, January 21 Poe (Richmond, VA) to Edward L. Carey and Abraham Hart (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Letter 55 — 1836, February 5 Poe (Richmond, VA) to Lucian Minor (Charlottesville, VA)
  • Letter 56 — 1836, February 9 Poe (Richmond, VA) to Stephen G. Bulfinch (Augusta, GA)
  • Letter 58 — 1836, March 3 Poe (Richmond, VA) to John C. McCabe (Richmond, VA)
  • Letter 59 — 1836, March 10 Poe (Richmond, VA) to Lucian Minor (Charlottesville, VA)
  • Letter 62 — 1836, May 2 Poe (Richmond, VA) to Beverley Tucker (Williamsburg, VA)
  • Letter 63 — 1836, May 23 Poe (Richmond, VA) to Jared Sparks (Cambridge, MA)
  • Letter 64 — 1836, June 3 Poe (Richmond, VA) to James H. Causten (Washington, DC)
  • Letter 65 — 1836, June 7 Poe (Richmond, VA) to Robert M. Bird (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Letter 66 — 1836, June 7 Poe (Richmond, VA) to James Fenimore Cooper (Cooperstown, NY)
  • Letter 67 — 1836, June 7 Poe (Richmond, VA) to Fitz-Greene Halleck (New York, NY)
  • Letter 67a — 1836, June 7 Poe (Richmond, VA) to Washington Irving (Newburg, NY)
  • Letter 67b — 1836, June 7 Poe (Richmond, VA) to — ? (— ?)
  • Letter 68a — 1836, June 7 Poe (Richmond, VA) to Edward Everett (Boston, MA)
  • Letter 69 — 1836, June 8 Poe (Richmond, VA) to Stephen G. Bulfinch (Augusta, GA)
  • Letter 69a — 1836, June 18 Poe (Richmond, VA) to Peter S. Du Ponceau (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Letter 69b — 1836, June 18 Poe (Richmond, VA) to Francis Lieber (Columbia, SC)
  • Letter 69c — 1836, July 4 Poe (Richmond, VA) to Lewis Cass (Washington, DC)
  • Letter 70 — 1836, July 16 Poe (Richmond, VA) to Littleton W. Tazewell (Richmond, VA)
  • Letter 71 — 1836, July 30 Poe (Richmond, VA) to Mathew Carey (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Letter 72 — 1836, August 19 Poe (Richmond, VA) to Hiram Haines (Petersburg, VA)
  • Letter 73a — 1836, early September Poe (Richmond, VA) to Nourse, Semple and Thompson, Jr. (Franklin Literary Society, Jefferson College, Canonsburg, PA)
  • Letter 75 — 1836, October 20 Poe (Richmond, VA) to Mrs. Sarah J. Hale (Boston, MA)
  • Letter 75a — 1836, November 12 Poe (Richmond, VA) to Edgar S. Van Winkle (New York, NY)
  • Letter 75b — 1836, November 26 Poe (Richmond, VA) to Edgar S. Van Winkle (New York, NY)

III From Weissnichtwo to Burton’s Gentleman’s Magazine: February 1837-May 1840

  • Letter 77a — 1838, July 19 Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to James K. Paulding (Washington, DC)
  • Letter 78a — 1838, September 11 Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to John C. Cox (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Letter 78b — 1839, June 24 Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to Jesse E. Dow (Washington, DC)
  • Letter 83a — 1839, October 12 Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to Washington Irving (Newburg, NY)
  • Letter 86 — 1839, December 9 Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to Edward L. Carey or Abraham Hart (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Letter 87 — 1839, December 12 Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to Joseph E. Snodgrass (Baltimore, MD)
  • Letter 89 — 1839, December 25 Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to Joseph B. Boyd (Cincinnati, OH)
  • Letter 90 — 1840, January 20 Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to Joseph E. Snodgrass (Baltimore, MD)
  • Letter 90a — 1840, February 14 Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to J. C. Passmore (Lancaster, PA)
  • Letter 91 — 1840, February 29 Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to John K. Mitchell (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Letter 92a — 1840, April 27 Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to Roland Stebbins Houghton (University of Vermont, VT)

IV The Penn and Graham’s Magazine: June 1840-March 1842

  • Letter 94 — to John Neal [June 4 (3) 1840]
  • Letter 98 — to Washington Poe [August 15, 1840]
  • Letter 99 — to Lucian Minor [August 18, 1840]
  • Letter 100 — to Joseph B. Boyd [August 20, 1840]
  • Letter 101 — to John Tomlin [September 16, 1840]
  • Letter 102 — to Pliny Earle [October 10, 1840]
  • Letter 103 — to Richard H. Stoddard [November 6, 1840]
  • Letter 106 — to John P. Kennedy [December 31, 1840]
  • Letter 108 — to Robert T. Conrad [January 22, 1841]
  • Letter 111 — to Rufus W. Griswold [ante May 8, Spring, 1841]
  • Letter 113 — to Washington Irving [June 21, 1841]
  • Letter 114 — to John P. Kennedy [June 21, 1841]
  • Letter 115 — to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow [June 22, 1841]
  • Letter 116 — to Fitz-greene Halleck [June 24, 1841]
  • Letter 119 — to William Landor [July 7, 1841]
  • Letter 121 — to Timotheus Whackemwell [addressed to J. N. Mcjilton] [August 11, 1841]
  • Letter 125 — to Lewis J. Cist [September 18, 1841]
  • Letter 126 — to Joseph Evans Snodgrass [September 19, 1841]
  • Letter 127 — to Frederick W. Thomas [October 27, 1841]
  • Letter 128 — to Lydia H. Sigourney [November 10, 1841]
  • Letter 130 — to Richard Bolton [November 18, 1841]
  • Letter 133 — to John N. Mcjilton [March 13, 1842]

V The Post-Graham’s Period: April 1842-March 1844

  • Letter 138 — to James Herron [June 30, 1842]
  • Letter 139 — to Daniel Bryan [July 6, 1842]
  • Letter 140 — to Dr. Thomas H. Chivers [July 6, 1842]
  • Letter 141 — to Elizabeth R. Tutt [July 7, 1842]
  • Letter 144 — to Frederick W. Thomas [September 21, 1842]
  • Letter 150 — to James Russell Lowell [December 27, 1842]
  • Letter 152 — to Robert Carter [February 16, 1843]
  • Letter 154 — to John Kirk Townsend [March 9, 1843]
  • Letter 157 — to Peter D. Bernard [March 24, 1843]
  • Letter 160 — to Lucy D. Henry [June 20, 1843]
  • Letter 165 — to Joseph H. Hedges [November 16, 1843]
  • Letter 166 — to Joel B. Sutherland [January 13, 1844]
  • Letter 167 — to Mr. Clark [ante January 31, 1844 or Early 1846]
  • Letter 168 — to Isaac Munroe [January 31, 1844]
  • Letter 168a — to John P. Kennedy [February 1, 1844]
  • Letter 170 — to John C. Myers, Samuel Williams, or William Greaff, Jr. [March 1, 1844]
  • Letter 171 — to Samuel Williams and William Graeff, Jr. [March 7, 1844]
  • Letter 172 — to Cornelius Mathews [March 15, 1844]

VI Early Struggles: April 1844-January 1845

  • Letter 177 — to Sarah J. Hale [May 31, 1844]
  • Letter 180 — to Dr. Thomas H. Chivers [July 10, 1844]
  • Letter 188 — to George Bush [January 4, 1845]
  • Letter 189 — to Frederick W. Thomas [January 4, 1845]

VII Era of the Broadway Journal: February 1845-December 1845

  • Letter 192 — to J. Augustus Shea [February 3, 1845]
  • Letter 196 — to Rufus W. Griswold [April 19, 1845]
  • Letter 198 — to Frederick W. Thomas [May 14, 1845]
  • Letter 199 — to John Keese [ May 26, 1845]
  • Letter 200 — to John Keese [June 9, 1845]
  • Letter 204 — to Thomas W. Field [August 9, 1845]
  • Letter 207 — to Dr. Thomas H. Chivers [August 29, 1845]
  • Letter 208 — to Evert a. Duyckinck [September 10, 1845]
  • Letter 209 — to Evert a. Duyckinck [September 11, 1845]
  • Letter 210 — to Rufus W. Griswold [September 28, 1845]
  • Letter 211 — to Rufus W. Griswold [October 26, 1845]
  • Letter 212 — to Sarah J. Hale [October 26, 1845]
  • Letter 213 — to John P. Kennedy [October 26, 1845]
  • Letter 214 — to [frances Sargent Osgood] [late October 1845]
  • Letter 218 — to George Watterston [November 1845]
  • Letter 220 — to Evert a. Duyckinck [December 10, 1845]
  • Letter 220a — to [evert a. Duyckinck?] [1845]
  • Letter 220b — to William M. Gillespie [1845]
  • Letter 221 — to ———— [1845-1846]

VIII The Immemorial Year: January 1846-January 1847

  • Letter 224 — to Fitz-greene Halleck [January 10, 1846]
  • Letter 224a — to Charles Edwards Lester [January 10, 1846]
  • Letter 226 — to [evert a. Duyckinck?] [January 30, 1846]
  • Letter 228 — to George W. Eveleth [April 16, 1846]
  • Letter 229 — to Evert a. Duyckinck [April 28, 1846]
  • Letter 230 — to Jerome a: Maubey [April 28, 1846]
  • Letter 231 — to T. Honland [May 25, 1846]
  • Letter 234 — to ——— [New York] June 16, 1846
  • Letter 235 — to Henry B. Hirst [June 27, 1846]
  • Letter 236 — to Evert a. Duyckinck [June 29, 1846]
  • Letter 242 — to Evert a. Duyckinck [December 24, 1846]
  • Letter 243 — to William D. Ticknor [December 24, 1846]
  • Letter 244 — to Evert a. Duyckinck [December 30, 1846]

IX Grasping at Staws: February 1847-August 1848

La lettera 159 a Robert T. Conrad è presente, ma con data sbagliata: riporta infatti la data del 27 novembre 1847, ma in realtà è del 31 agosto 1847.

  • Letter 253 — to J. F. Reinman & J. H. Walker [March 11, 1847]
  • Letter 255 — to Robert T. Conrad [August 31, 1847]
  • Letter 261 — to Louis a. Godey [New York] Jan. 17, 1848
  • Letter 264 — to George E. Isbell [February 29, 1848]
  • Letter 265 — to Marie Louise Shew [New York] Thursday, March 30. [1848]
  • Letter 268 — to Charles H. Marshall [May 1848]
  • Letter 271 — to Bayard Taylor [June 15, 1848]
  • Letter 274 — to Dr. Thomas H. Chivers [July 14, 1848]
  • Letter 275 — to Mary Osborne [July 15, 1848]

X The Sarah Helen Whitman Interlude: September 1848-January 1849

  • Letter 279 — to T. L. Dunnell [October 18, 1848]
  • Letter 281 — to Jane E. Locke [October 1848]
  • Letter 285 — to Sarah Helen Whitman [November 14, 1848]
  • Letter 292 — to William J. Pabodie [December 4, 1848]

XI The Vein Runs Out: February 1849-October 1849

La lettera 328 a Edward H.N. Patterson è presente, ma con data sbagliata: riporta infatti la data del 1° luglio 1849, ma in realtà è del 19 luglio 1849.

  • Letter 305 — to Evert a. Duyckinck [February 16, 1849]
  • Letter 307 — to Sarah Heywood [March 1, 1849]
  • Letter 313 — to John R. Thompson [May 10, 1849]
  • Letter 314 — to Sarah Anna Lewis [May 17, 1849]
  • Letter 315 — to George P. Putnam [May 18, 1849]
  • Letter 322 — to H. S. Root [June 28, 1849]

Estremi del libro

  • Epistolario
  • Longanesi
  • Ottobre 1955
  • 468 pagine
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Sono un blogger e un appassionato di libri e letteratura. Edgar Allan Poe è stato il primo autore che ho amato e da allora ho iniziato a leggere la sua opera omnia. Il sito che ho creato nel 2007 è un omaggio a questo indimenticabile autore.

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