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Edgar Allan Poe (Bloom's Classic Critical Views)
by Harold Bloom
- Brings together the best criticism on the most widely read poets, novelists, and playwrights- Presents complex critical portraits of the most influential writers in the English-speaking world--from the English medievalists to contemporary writers- Introductory essay by Harold Bloom
Published September 1st 2003 by Chelsea House Publications
(first published 1985)
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This is a good collection of essays discussing Poe's writing. Harold Bloom's introduction is particularly interesting (and funny, though not intentionally, I think) because Bloom doesn't like Poe's work much (if at all) but at the same time says frankly that Poe is inescapable because he has influenced so much that came after him. The other writers assembled on the pages address aspects of Poe's writing with a great deal of thought.
Bloom is a literary critic, and currently a Sterling Professor of the Humanities at Yale University. Since the publication of his first book in 1959, Bloom has written more than 20 books of literary criticism, several books discussing religion, and one novel. He has edited hundreds of anthologies.More about Harold Bloom...
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