Edgar Allan Poe and His Nineteenth-Century American Counterparts

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Edgar Allan Poe and His Nineteenth-Century American Counterparts
2019 | ISBN: 1501334522 | English | 184 pages | EPUB | 1 MB


Edgar Allan Poe and His Nineteenth-Century American Counterparts by John Cullen Gruesser

Edgar Allan Poe and His Nineteenth-Century American Counterparts addresses Poe's connections with, critical assessments of, borrowings from, and effect on his literary peers. It situates Poe within his own time and place, paying particular attention to his interactions with, and impact on, figures such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Walt Whitman, Herman Melville, Mark Twain, Harriet Jacobs, and Pauline Hopkins.

John Cullen Gruesser rebuts myths that continue to cling to Poe, demonstrates Poe's ability to transform themes he encountered in the works of his literary contemporaries into great literature, and establishes the profound influence of Poe's invention of detective fiction on nineteenth-century American writers.
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