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Edgar Allan Poe's "The tell-tale heart" and other stories /
edited and with an introduction by Harold Bloom.
edition
New ed.
imprint
New York : Bloom's Literary Criticism, c2009.
description
vii, 212 p. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
1604133880 (acid-free paper), 9781604133882 (acid-free paper)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
New York : Bloom's Literary Criticism, c2009.
isbn
1604133880 (acid-free paper)
9781604133882 (acid-free paper)
contents note
Grotesques and arabesques / Daniel Hoffman -- The ironic double in Poe's "The cask of amontillado" / Walter Stepp -- A feminist rereading of Poe's "The tell-tale heart" / Gita Rajan -- A note on the public and the private in literature : the literature of "acting out" / Henry Sussman -- "Observe how healthily--how calmly I can tell you the whole story" : moral insanity and Edgar Allan Poe's "The tell-tale heart" / Paige Matthey Bynum -- Detective fiction, psychoanalysis, and the analytic sublime / Shawn Rosenheim -- Death and its moments : the end of the reader in history / Johann Pillai -- Frantic forensic oratory : Poe's "The tell-tale heart" / Brett Zimmerman -- House of mirrors : Edgar Allan Poe's "The fall of the house of Usher" / John H. Timmerman -- A tale by Poe / Richard Kopley.
catalogue key
6935301
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-199) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Poe achieves the universality of nightmare.... Murderer and victim alike are equally ghastly in "The Tell-Tale Heart" and "The Cask of Amontillado." ... Something primordial in Poe tapped into a universal anguish. -Harold Bloom
First Chapter
Though critical opinion of the literary merit of Edgar Allan Poe’s writing has varied widely since his death in 1849, his tales have remained popular for their gothic sensibilities and evocative explorations of human vice and desire. Poe’s influence on subsequent generations of science fiction and horror writers cannot be understated. This collection of full-length critical essays explores the enduring works of this esteemed writer and the often-shadowy worlds he brings to life. This study guide to “A Tell-Tale Heart” and other Poe stories features a chronology of the author’s life, a bibliography, an index, notes on the contributing writers, and an introduction by Professor Harold Bloom.
Summaries
Main Description
Despite wavering critical opinion of the literary merit of Poe's work since his death in 1849, his tales have remained popular for their gothic sensibilities and evocative explorations of human vice and desire. Poe's influence on subsequent generations of science fiction and horror writers cannot be understated. This new collection of full-length critical essays explores the enduring short stories of this esteemed writer and the shadowy, crime-tinged worlds he brings to life. This volume features a chronology of the author's life, a bibliography, an index, notes on the contributing writers, and an introduction by Harold Bloom. Book jacket.
Table of Contents
Editor's Notep. vii
Introductionp. 1
Grotesques and Arabesquesp. 9
The Ironic Double in Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado"p. 31
A Feminist Rereading of Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart"p. 39
A Note on the Public and the Private in Literature: The Literature of "Acting Out"p. 55
"Observe how healthily-how calmly I can tell you the whole story": Moral Insanity and Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart"p. 69
Detective Fiction, Psychoanalysis, and the Analytic Sublimep. 81
Death and Its Moments: The End of the Reader in Historyp. 105
Frantic Forensic Oratory: Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart"p. 143
House of Mirrors: Edgar Allan Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher"p. 159
A Tale by Poep. 173
Chronologyp. 191
Contributorsp. 195
Bibliographyp. 197
Acknowledgmentsp. 201
Indexp. 203
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