The Resource Poe, James M. Hutchisson

Poe, James M. Hutchisson

Label
Poe
Title
Poe
Statement of responsibility
James M. Hutchisson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was an American original-a luminous literary theorist, an erratic genius, and an analyst par excellence of human obsession and compulsion. The scope of his literary achievements and the dramatic character of Poe's life have drawn readers and critics to him in droves. And yet, upon his death, one obituary penned by a literary enemy in the New York Daily Tribune cascaded into a lasting stain on Poe's character, leaving a historic misunderstanding. Many remember Poe as a difficult, self-pitying, troubled drunkard often incapable of caring for himself. Poereclaims the Baltimore and Virginia writer's reputation and power, retracing Poe's life and career. Biographer and critic James M. Hutchisson captures the boisterous worlds of literary New York and Philadelphia in the 1800s to understand why Poe wrote the way he did and why his achievement was so important to American literature. The biography presents a critical overview of Poe's major works and his main themes, techniques, and imaginative preoccupations. This portrait of the writer emphasizes Poe's southern identity; his existence as a workaday journalist in the burgeoning magazine era; his authority as a literary critic and cultural arbiter; his courtly demeanor and sense of social propriety; his advocacy of women writers; his adaptation of art forms as diverse as the so-called "gutter press" and the haunting rhythms of African American spirituals; his borrowing of imagery from such popular social movements as temperance and freemasonry; and his far-reaching, posthumous influence. James M. Hutchisson, Charleston, South Carolina, is a professor of American literature and southern studies at The Citadel
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
818/.309
Index
index present
LC call number
PS2631
LC item number
.H88 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Willie Morris books in memoir and biography
Label
Poe, James M. Hutchisson
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Childhood : Boston, Richmond, England (1809-1825) -- The byronic youth : university, the army, and West Point (1826-1830) -- Baltimore : early tales and satires (1831-1834) -- Return to Richmond : marriage, the Southern Literary Messenger, and The narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym (1835-1837) -- Philadelphia : Burton's Gentleman's magazine and the great tales (1838-1840) -- Graham's magazine, "The Penn," and The red death (1841-1843) -- New York : triumphs and troubles, "The raven" and the Longfellow war (1844-1845) -- Quarrels, loves, and losses (1846-1848) -- The journey and the lighthouse (1849)
Control code
ocn774384481
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 290 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781578067213
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2kj70t
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b28025180
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)774384481
  • pebcs1578067219

Library Locations

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