[eminent] bibliography

a collection of bibs that shaped and moved my knowledge in Edgar Allan Poe:


Cestre, Charles, Thomas Mabbott, and Jacques Barzun. Edgar Allan Poe. 1 November 2019. Encyclopædia Britannica, inc. Website. 30 November 2019. <https://www.britannica.com/biography/Edgar-Allan-Poe>.


Cleman, John. “Irresistible Impulses: Edgar Allan Poe and the Insanity Defense.” American Literature (1991): 623 – 640. Journal. 30 November 2019.


Harrison, James Albert. Life and letters of Edgar Allan Poe. New York: T.Y. Crowell & Co., 1903. Book. 30 November 2019. 


Lombardi, Esther. Edgar Allan Poe’s Detailed Philosophy of Death. 2 March 2019. Website. 1 December 2019. <https://www.thoughtco.com/edgar-allan-poe-philosophy-of-death-741081>.


Mabbott, Thomas Ollive. “Annuals.” Mabbott, Thomas Ollive. Collected works of Edgar Allan Poe. Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1969. 529-572. Book. 30 November 2019.


McGill. Edgar Allan Poe. 2007. Website. 30 November 2019 <https://www.cs.mcgill.ca/~rwest/wikispeedia/wpcd/wp/e/Edgar_Allan_Poe.htm>

This is a  detailed overview of Edgar Allan Poe that demonstrates his eminence and the journey to his eminence. With a comprehensive focus on Poe’s influence in both America literature and world literature, this site provides direct examples of Poe’s impact in various countries, on various people, and in various areas of life. Continuing to portray his eminence, this source discusses his artistic theory, “The Poetic Principle”, and Poe’s belief in the movement of “art for the sake of art”. 


Onion, Rebecca. “A Terrible Evil”: Edgar Allan Poe Writes About His Wife’s Illness and Death. 23 May 2013. Website. 1 December 2019. <https://slate.com/human-interest/2013/05/edgar-allan-poe-a-letter-to-a-fan-in-which-he-tells-the-story-of-virginia-poe-s-death.html>.


Poetry Foundation. Edgar Allan Poe. n.d. Website. 28 November 2019. <https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/edgar-allan-poe>.

The Poetry Foundation’s article on Edgar Allan Poe offers excessive information on Poe’s life in connections with his works. It dives into an in-depth analysis of Poe’s works, investigating Poe’s intentions and desires in his literary achievements. This analysis depicts Poe’s artistic genius and relates his success to his experiences in life, providing a perspective that actively connects Poe’s talent as a result of both his natural-born intellect and his troubling hardships. 


Pruette, Lorine. “A Psycho-Analytical Study of Edgar Allan Poe.” The American Journal of Psychology (1920): 1-370. Journal. 1 December 2019.


Quinn, Arthur Hobson. “Edgar Allan Poe: A Critical Biography.” Quinn, Arthur Hobson. Edgar Allan Poe: A Critical Biography. Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, 1941. 1-864. Book. 28 November 2019.

A critical biography that studies Edgar Allan Poe methodically and thoroughly. This book goes through Poe’s life in detail, touching on his social status, his education, his heritage, and his fate. Providing vivid specifics of Poe’s life and death, Arthur Hobson Quinn presents a sense of Poe’s personality; this data includes his records in the army, records of the Poe and Clemm family in Baltimore, and his jaded reviews. Quinn dissects Poe’s literature by periods of growth and fame. By comparing and contrasting his works, Quinn shows Poe’s growth from a young boy to a legendary writer. 


The Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore. Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore – The Life and Writings of Edgar Allan Poe. 3 November 2019. Website. 30 November 2019. <https://www.eapoe.org/index.htm>.


The Poe Museum. Poe’s Biography. n.d. Website. 28 November 2019. <https://www.poemuseum.org/poes-biography>.

This biography, manufactured by The Poe Museum, explores Poe’s life and his personality. Information is presented in chronical order, from Poe’s birth to his tragic death, mapping out an organized and thorough timeline. Insightful and conclusive, it highlights the pivotal points in Poe’s life and career and illustrates both his triumphs and defeats. This source creatively reflects Poe’s iconic life with a comparison between Poe and Rufus Griswold, the fabricator of Poe’s biography, who is now only remembered as Poe’s first biographer.


Tresch, John. “Extra! Extra! Poe invents science fiction!” The Cambridge Companion to Edgar Allan Poe (2002): 113-132. Journal. 1 December 2019.


Wilson, Edmund. Poe at Home and Abroad. 8 December 1926. Website. 30 November 2019. <https://newrepublic.com/article/115029/poe-home-abroad>.

In a lengthy essay, Edmund Wilson discusses the value of Edgar Allan Poe in American literature and reflects upon Poe’s image of American criticism. He examines Poe’s mentality from a medical professional’s perspective and an artistic perspective, remarking on the madness and creativity expressed in his works. Questioning Poe’s morals, Wilson notices Poe’s abnormal ideals and his contribution to Romanticism. With these comprehensive observations, Wilson concludes that Poe will never receive the respect he deserves, and invites empathy and pity towards Poe. 


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