Poetry and Tales

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Library of America, 1984 - 1408 oldal
In this complete and uniquely authoritative Library of America collection, Edgar Allan Poe's well-known tales of "mystery and imagination" and his best-known verse are collected with early poems, rarely published stories and humorous sketches, and the ecstatic prose poem Eureka.

Poe's poetry is famous both for the musicality of "To Helen" and "The City in the Sea" and for the hypnotic, incantatory rhythms of "The Raven" and "Ulalume." "The Fall of the House of Usher" and "The Cask of Amontillado" show his mastery of Gothic horror; "The Pit and the Pendulum" is a classic of terror and suspense. Poe invented the modern detective story in "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," and developed the form of science fiction that was to influence, among others, Jules Verne and Thomas Pynchon. Poe was also adept at the humorous sketch of playful jeu d'esprit, such as "X-ing a Paragraph" or "Never Bet the Devil Your Head." All his stories reveal his high regard for technical proficiency and for what he called "rationation."

Poe's fugitive early poems, stories rarely collected (such as "Bon-Bon," "King Pest," "Mystification," and "The Duc De L'Omelette), his only attempt at drama, "Politian"--these and much more are included in this comprehensive collection, presented chronologically to show Poe's development toward Eureka: A Prose Poem, his culminating vision of an indeterminate universe, printed here for the first time as Poe revised it and intended it should stand.

A special feature of this volume is the care taken to select an authoritative text of each work. The printing and publishing history of every item has been investigated in order to choose a version that incorporates all of Poe's own revisions without reproducing the errors or changes introduced by later editors. Here, then, is one of America's and the world's most disturbing, powerful, and inventive writers published in "the first truly dependable collection of Poe's poetry and tales."

LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation's literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America's best and most significant writing. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.
 

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Preface Tamerlane and Other Poems1827
9
Preface The Raven and Other Poems1845
18
Tamerlane
24
Song
31
The LakeTo
37
Mysterious Star
52
To The bowers whereat
56
To One in Paradise
69
The TellTale Heart
555
The Black Cat
597
The Spectacles
618
The Oblong Box
643
The Premature Burial
666
The Purloined Letter
680
The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether
699
Mesmeric Revelation
717

SonnetSilence
77
A Valentine to
86
The Bells
92
For Annie
98
Scene I
109
Scene V
119
Preface to Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque
131
Tales and Sketches
132
The Duc De LOmelette I43
143
Loss of Breath
164
Four Beasts in OneThe HomoCameleopard
181
MS Found in a Bottle
189
The Assignation
200
Lionizing
212
ShadowA Parable
218
Berenice
225
Morella
234
King Pest 24O
253
Ligeia
262
How to Write a Blackwood Article
278
The Devil in the Belfry
298
The Man That Was Used Up
307
The Fall of the House of Usher
317
William Wilson
337
The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion
358
The Business Man
373
The Man of the Crowd
388
A Descent into the Maelström 432
432
The Colloquy of Monos and
449
Eleonora
468
The Opal Portrait
485
The Mystery of Marie Rogét
506
Thou Art the Man
728
The BalloonHoax
743
The Angel of the Odd
756
The Literary Life of Thingum Bob Esq
766
The ThousandandSecond Tale of Scheherazade
787
Some Words with a Mummy
805
The Power of Words
822
The Facts in the Case of M Waldemar
833
The Sphinx
843
The Domain of Arnheim
855
Mellonta Tauta
871
Landors Cottage
886
HopFrog
899
Von Kempelen and His Discovery
909
Xing a Paragrab
917
The LightHouse
924
The Island of the Fay
933
Morning on the Wissahiccon
939
Byron and Miss Chanorth 945
945
The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall 949
951
Preface Ioo7
1007
IOO9 Chapter II IoI8 Chapter III IO3I Chapter IV IO39 Chapter V IO46 Chapter VI IO53 Chapter VII IO62 Chapter VIII Io68 Chapter IX Io76 Cha...
1103
IIO3 Chapter XIV III2 Chapter XV II2O
1112
Chapter XVI
1125
Chapter XXII
1156
Chapter IIntroductory II87 Chapter II II96 Chapter III
1187
The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym IOO3
1188
A Prose Poem I257
1361
Note on the Texts I37O
1370
Notes
1385
Index of Titles I4O2
1402
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A szerzőről (1984)

Read throughout the world, translated by Baudelaire, and admired by writers as different as Dostoevsky and H. G. Wells, Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) has become a legendary figure, representing the artist as obsessed outcast and romantic failure. His nightmarish visions, shaped by cool artistic calculation, reveal some of the dark possibilities of human experience. But his enormous popularity and his continuing influence on literature depend less on legend or vision than on his stylistic accomplishments as a writer.

Patrick Quinn
(1918-1999), the editor of this volume, was Professor of English at Wellesley College and the author of The French Face of Edgar Allan Poe, among other works.

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