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Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe

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A critical examination of Poe, taking a more liberal view of his work.
Paperback, 335 pages
Published October 1st 1998 by Louisiana State University Press (first published 1972)
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Sep 30, 2011 rated it liked it
Poe was a genius.

We think we "know" Poe, but we don't. Critical bios
and just plain bios offer only the dumdum obvious. A complex
man, w many inner devils and layers of the unstated, Poe - we
know - 'founded' the modern detective story -- and then?
His life is a short, dark tragedy while his stories shimmer
w astonishing, shocking, imaginative brilliance.

The "New England" writers, fr Emerson to H James, disdained
him. But he wowwwed Europe: Baudelaire, Mallarme, Swinburne,
Kafka, Nietzsche, Valery, Cla
Nov 24, 2007 rated it liked it
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yes, the book is titled Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe. it's got a lot of great material on Poe, especially on some of the more obscure works, but it's marred by a self-consciously quirky style which may have been a refreshing alternative to stodgy donnish monographs once but hasn't aged well. still, guy knows what he's talking about.
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Oct 03, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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When I started reading Poe at the beginning of this month, one of my early thoughts was that I had first read Poe in early adolescence and that, in coming back to him now he seems to have remained in adolescence while I matured. Reading more and more tales and articles largely changed my mind about this, but I was somewhat gratified to see in Daniel Hoffman’s Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe that T. S. Eliot had a very similar take on EAP.
Daniel Hoffman on Poe’s poem “Israfel” (he has an idiosyncra
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Daniel Hoffman served as Poet Laureate in 1973-74 (when the post was known as Consultant in Poetry of The Library of Congress). His first book, An Armada of Thirty Whales, was W. H. Auden's choice for the 1954 Yale Series of Younger Poets. Among its dozen successor volumes are Brotherly Love (1981), a nominee for both the National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award; Beyond Silence: ...more
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