Edgar A. Poe: mournful and never-ending remembrance

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HarperCollins Publishers, 1991 - 564 oldal
Silverman offers a definitive look at the turbulent, controversial, and colorful life of Edgar Allan Poe--the inventor of the mystery and horror genres of fiction--from his troubled beginnings as an adopted child in Virginia to his career as a journalist, editor, and writer. PBS will air a documentary on Poe in November. Photographs.

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Silverman doesn't seem to like Poe much. Poe's desperate poverty, his supporting a sick wife and her mother by writing alone, doesn't, to Silverman, really justify Poe's recycling of his early work ... Teljes értékelés elolvasása

EDGAR A. POE: Mournful and Never-Ending Remembrance

Felhasználói ismertető  - Kirkus

An outstanding new biography by Silverman, whose The Life and Times of Cotton Mather (1983) won a Pulitzer Prize. Poe's stature as one of the ``founding fathers'' of American letters is so well ... Teljes értékelés elolvasása


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A specialist in American culture and literature, Silverman received a Pulitzer Prize in biography and a Bancroft Prize in American history, both in 1985, for The Life and Times of Cotton Mather (1984). His most recent biography is a psychological portrait of Edgar Allan Poe. Critics have consistently noted Silverman's masterful range and his skill at presenting his figures as complex human beings of great depth.

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