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The Resource The Poet Edgar Allan Poe : Alien Angel, Jerome McGann

The Poet Edgar Allan Poe : Alien Angel, Jerome McGann

Label
The Poet Edgar Allan Poe : Alien Angel
Title
The Poet Edgar Allan Poe
Title remainder
Alien Angel
Statement of responsibility
Jerome McGann
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The poetry of Edgar Allan Poe has had a rough ride in America, as Emerson's sneering quip about "The Jingle Man" testifies. That these poems have never lacked a popular audience has been a persistent annoyance in academic and literary circles; that they attracted the admiration of innovative poetic masters in Europe and especially France--notably Baudelaire, Mallarmé, and Valéry--has been further cause for embarrassment. Jerome McGann offers a bold reassessment of Poe's achievement, arguing that he belongs with Whitman and Dickinson as a foundational American poet and cultural presence. Not all American commentators have agreed with Emerson's dim view of Poe's verse. For McGann, a notable exception is William Carlos Williams, who said that the American poetic imagination made its first appearance in Poe's work. The Poet Edgar Allan Poe explains what Williams and European admirers saw in Poe, how they understood his poetics, and why his poetry had such a decisive influence on Modern and Post-Modern art and writing. McGann contends that Poe was the first poet to demonstrate how the creative imagination could escape its inheritance of Romantic attitudes and conventions, and why an escape was desirable. The ethical and political significance of Poe's work follows from what the poet takes as his great subject: the reader. The Poet Edgar Allan Poe takes its own readers on a spirited tour through a wide range of Poe's verse as well as the critical and theoretical writings in which he laid out his arresting ideas about poetry and poetics
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Cataloging source
N$T
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McGann, Jerome J
Dewey number
818/.309
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
PS2642.P63
LC item number
M34 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poe, Edgar Allan
  • Poe, Edgar Allan
  • American poetry
  • Poe, Edgar Allan
  • Poe, Edgar Allan
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • American poetry
  • Criticism and interpretation
Label
The Poet Edgar Allan Poe : Alien Angel, Jerome McGann
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Poe in propria persona -- Poetics and echopoetics -- Poetry: or, Masks for a read death -- The politics for a poetry without politics
Control code
892430124
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 241 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674416666
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
  • 9780674416666
  • 10.4159/harvard.9780674735972
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt8ccgvr
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)892430124
Label
The Poet Edgar Allan Poe : Alien Angel, Jerome McGann
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Poe in propria persona -- Poetics and echopoetics -- Poetry: or, Masks for a read death -- The politics for a poetry without politics
Control code
892430124
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 241 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674416666
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
  • 9780674416666
  • 10.4159/harvard.9780674735972
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt8ccgvr
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)892430124

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