Poetry and Tales

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Library of America, 1984 - 1408 Seiten
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 horr∨ "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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Inhalt

Preface Tamerlane and Other Poems1827
9
Poetry
10
Preface The Raven and Other Poems1845
18
Tamerlane
24
Song
31
The LakeTO
37
Mysterious Star
52
Το
56
The Premature Burial
666
The Purloined Letter
680
The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether
699
Mesmeric Revelation
717
Thou Art the Man
728
The BalloonHoax
743
The Angel of the Odd
756
The Literary Life of Thingum Bob Esq
766

Lines on Joe Locke
62
Lenore
68
SonnetSilence
77
A Valentine
86
The Bells
92
For Annie
98
Preface to Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque
129
Tales and Sketches
132
The Duc De LOmelette
143
Loss of Breath
151
BonBon
164
Four Beasts in One The HomoCameleopard
181
MS Found in a Bottle
189
The Assignation
200
Lionizing
212
Shadow A Parable
218
Berenice
225
Morella
234
King Pest
240
Mystification
253
Ligeia
262
How to Write a Blackwood Article
278
The Devil in the Belfry
298
The Man That Was Used Up
307
Scene I
317
William
337
The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion
358
The Business Man
373
The Man of the Crowd
388
A Descent into the Maelström
432
The Colloquy of Monos and Una
449
Eleonora
468
The Oval Portrait
481
The Mystery of Marie Rogêt
506
The TellTale Heart
555
The Black Cat
597
The Spectacles
618
Enigma
643
The ThousandandSecond Tale of Scheherazade
787
Some Words with a Mummy
805
The Power of Words
822
The Facts in the Case of M Valdemar
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 Chaworth
945
The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall
951
The Narrative of Arthur Gordon
1003
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...
1018
Chapter XVI
1125
113o Chapter XVIII II35
1141
II4I
1152
Chapter XXII
1156
The Journal of Julius Rodman
1183
Chapter IIntroductory
1187
Chapter II
1196
Chapter III
1208
Chapter IV
1220
Chapter V
1232
Chapter VI
1244
Chronology
1361
Note on the Texts
1370
Serenade
1374
The Coliseum
1381
To F
1387
Bridal Ballad
1402
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Über den Autor (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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