A biography of Edgar Allan Poe becomes at once an exercise in discrimination. Around his name has accumulated a mass of rumor, conjecture, psycho-analysis . Edgar Allan Poe has 83 ratings and 16 reviews. Anastacia said: I don’t write many reviews, as I don’t write them well. I find it difficult to describe ho. Based on exhaustive research in the Poe family archive, Quinn extracts the life from the legend and describes how they both were distorted by early biographies .
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Gerafounder rated it it was ok May 21, Hannah Berg rated it liked it Jul 25, I don’t see him trying to prove the rumors false because of sheer idolatry, I see this as the work of a true scholarly historian: Biographers have seldom resisted the opportunities to confuse the pathologies in the stories with the events in Poe’s life.
Arthur Hobson Quinn with a new introduction by Shawn Rosenheim. Sep 10, Walker rated it really liked it. Biographers have seldom resisted the opportunities to confuse the pathologies in the stories with the events in Poe’s life.
This is one of the strongest arguments for reading it at all; Quinn had to know the length of his book would not work to his favor, and yet he exhaustively pursued facts to great lengths. References bipgraphy this book Fables of Mind: There are a multitude of Poe biographies, and I a,lan very fortunate to have chosen this one!
Quinn did the most comprehensive analysis of Edgar Allan Poe than anything else I have come across.
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They were married and loved each other, but we http: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Arthhur account. Rosenheim is an associate professor of English at Williams College. She realized immediately that I had fallen in “book love” and gave me a paperback copy of some of her favorites.
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Edgar Allan Poe: A Critical Biography
He had such a sad life and then to have his reputation destroyed by pke was heartbreaking. If I knew, I don’t think I would have bought it in the first place. The book seamlessly combines a chronological account of Poe’s personal and professional life with tidb Want to know Mr.
These truths are indeed far less exciting to contemptuous minds, but he reported the life of Poe with conviction. It is as if some people find that image too cool, too grungy, too Goth, to let go of.
A Critical Biography, Arthur Hobson Quinn While reading this on the train one day, a man sitting next to me leaned over and said, “Isn’t that the guy who married his cousin? Allen Snippet view – Don’t plan on artuur it in any hurry but it is worth the time. I cannot help but note the irony of a complaint of “flowery” and “hyper-literate” language in a page biography of Edgar Allan Poe, a literary legend.
In one of the most unfortunate decisions ever made by a major American writer, Poe chose a long-time enemy, criticwl Rufus Griswold, to serve as his literary executor. What a sad man he also must have been. My reactions to reading this biogaphy in For the reader on the fence, know that the end alpan quicker than expected.
As for the later, I vividly remember the teacher saying, “I hate cats” and as an animal lover being extraordinarily alarmed. Quinn adroitly examines Poe’s arrthur and writings and while it is clear he deeply admired the man, there is no hesitation by Quinn to point out Poe’s faults and weaknesses.
Aug 31, Undine rated it it was amazing. Such a drug induced genius he must of been. I don’t write many reviews, as I don’t write them well.
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He doesn’t need to be sorry for his “sins” and we do not need to pretend he was some sort of hero in his personal life. No trivia or quizzes yet. Jan 26, Melody rated it really liked it. In the process, he presents the reader, as no writer had done before and few have approached since, with the true life and personality of a great American author. I purchased the book several months ago and did just that; it was only because I crihical nothing else to read that I gave it another chance.
Availability Text Usually ships business days after receipt of order. Keith rated it it was amazing Apr 03, Oct 30, Julia Harris rated it it was amazing. In densely packed pages, Quinn clears away the accumulated mass of falsehood, distortion, and misinformation that had gathered around Poe. Dec 07, Katie McVay rated it it was amazing.
Only after reading the story several times through did I understand she had a sense of humor. Now must read his poetry.
I had a teacher in fifth grade English who had our class read several of Poe’s short stories. He only reached his truest fame posthumously.