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Critical Insights: The Tales of Edgar Allan Poe

A great starting point for students or casual readers looking for a introduction to the themes and discussions on the short stories of Edgar Allan Poe.

A collection of sixteen essays by leading scholars examining the short stories and life of the 19th century American writer Edgar Allan Poe. Representing the best of a broad range of critical perspectives from the psychoanalytical to the postcolonial, the volume serves as an excellent introduction to Poe's tales and the critical conversation surrounding them. The volume is introduced by Steven Frye, Professor of English at California State University, Bakersfield, the author of Historiography and the American Romance: A Study of Four Authors (2001) and the editor of Poe Studies/Dark Romanticism: History, Theory, Interpretation (2008). Original essays illuminate the influences that shaped Poe, contextualize his work, and assess his enduring impact on American and Continental poetry and fiction.

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