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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Trivia About Edgar Allan Poe: By and large as a voracious reader, I am loathe to make such a commitment. I had a teacher in fifth grade English who had our class read several of Poe’s short stories. Arthur Hobson Quinn is also the author of American Fiction: Sean S Lask rated it it was amazing Jan 03, Apr arrhur, Rhonda rated it it was amazing.
In densely packed pages, Quinn clears away the accumulated mass fdgar falsehood, distortion, and misinformation that had gathered around Poe. Dec 07, Katie McVay rated it it was amazing. Although this seventy-year-old book is inevitably somewhat dated, it is still by far the most intelligent biography of Poe that has yet to appear. My reactions to reading this biography in I respectfully disagree that one must be “hyper-literate” to understand Quinn’s writing.
A Critical Biography75 years after its publication, remains the definitive Poe biography. I had to go back and re-read some passages several times to figure out what the biographer was trying to say. He is tender but fair.
Availability Text Usually ships business days after receipt of order. I’m at a loss for words to defend such a complaint, but it made my day. Poe is my favorite poet and author.
Biographers have seldom resisted the opportunities to confuse the pathologies in the stories with the events in Poe’s life. Against this tide of fancy, guesses, and amateur psychologizing, Arthur Hobson Quinn’s biography devotes itself meticulously to facts.
Extraordinarily well researched and comprehensive, this ‘s biography of Edgar Allan Poe dismisses effectively many of the misconceptions about Poe and his life. Based on exhaustive research in the Poe family archive, Quinn extracts the life from the legend, and describes how they both were distorted by prior biographies.
However, his book provides the most clear-eyed and rational view of Poe as a person available in print. Rosenheim is an associate professor of English at Williams College. Only after reading the story several hovson through did I understand she had a sense of humor. It’s not for everyone, but it’s truly amazing in its humanness.
I have that book around here somewhere, and have pulled it out every few years to remind myself of those first favorites.
Edgar Allan Poe
These truths are indeed far less exciting to contemptuous minds, but he reported the life of Poe with conviction. The story of Mr. Oct 15, Jimmie rated it really liked it. Good but dry bio of Poe. Jan 26, Melody rated edgaar really liked it. They were married and loved each other, but were not “in love” in a romantic sense of the word, according to my interpretation of Quinn’s analysis.
For anyone interested in learning about Poe, this is indisputably the place to start. Sep 04, Penny rated it really liked it. Renowned as the creator of the detective story and a master of horror, the author of “The Red Mask of Death,” “The Black Cat,” and “The Murders of the Rue Morgue,” Edgar Allan Poe seems to have derived his success from suffering and to have suffered from his success.
This book is definitely a vast undertaking as it tilts about three pounds in girth and just shy of pages. Russell Smith rated it really liked it Oct 22, I felt sorry for Edgar, if this book is anything like his real life as biographies should be. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I wish I could recapture all I have recklessly said in praise of other books and concentrate it here.
Biographers have seldom resisted the hboson to confuse the pathologies in the stories with the events in Poe’s life. For those who can get through the beginning, I think it’s an extraordinary read. Based on exhaustive research arthuur the Poe family archive, Quinn extracts the life from the legend, and describes how they both were distorted by prior biographies. 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 Am Edgar Allan Poe finally got the biographer he deserved in — almost a century after his death — when Arthur Hobson Quinn of the University of Pennsylvania published this masterpiece of literary biography.
Edgar Allan Poe: A Critical Biography by Arthur Hobson Quinn
Based on exhaustive research in the Poe family archive, Quinn extracts the life from s legend, and describes how they both were distorted by prior biographies.
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