A Complete Collection of Edgar Allan Poe's Poetical Works
Product Description: A real Classic of the classics! It is more than 100 years since the death of Edgar Allan Poe, and his writings are now for ...more
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I can deal with the "hath, thou, ye, thee, o'er" etc. but some of the vocabulary was a bit harder to grasp.. So I re-read a lot, but it was an absolute pleasure.
The short memoir at the beginning makes it easier to understand where all the melancholy he carried and wrote with came from. The poor m ...more
Πολύ όμορφα δομημένο βιβλίο, διακοσμημένο τόσο-όσο, για να συνοδεύει τα ποιήματα, τα οποία είναι μπόλικα και μάλιστα όχι μόνο τα "γνωστά".
Πάρα πολύ όμορφη απόδοση στην ελληνική γλώσσα!
Και το κυριότερο, ίσως η καλύτερη εισαγωγή που έχω διαβάσει σε βιβλίο με έργα του Πόε!
Ο Νίκος Σημηριώτης πραγματικά δείχνει την αγάπη του για το συγγραφέα/ποιητή, και ταυτίστηκα πλήρως με τα λόγια και τις σκέψεις του περί αυτού!
Όσες φορ ...more
I gave the book four stars somewhat reluctantly because:
Poe is by far my favorite poet. I loved reading his poems and other writings when I was in school. This collection was very extensive and I got to read a lot of poems if never heard of before.
My favorite will always be The Raven. There is just something about it that makes me love it with every additional read. There is just something about Poe's works that tug at you in a way that is hard to sum up into words. His poems are beautiful and some morbid. But that just makes the ...more
Los poemas que más me gustaron fueron:
A Dream Within a Dream
The City in the Sea
To One in Paradise
Siendo el favorito de ellos, el poema de The Sleeper
Creo que estos poemas son los más conocidos, ...more
I still love The Raven, but I shall read this "n ...more
The reverse chronology unfortunately meant that the quality decreased somewhat as you proceed. Poe clearly gained in skill as he aged and all of his very best poems are in the first section of this colle ...more
The Raven is very much like a short story--with a series of events of the poem, followed by an emotional climax towards the end. It's a must read for a...more
His writing is often surprisingly (dark) Fantasy, with ghouls, towers, castles, and magical elements, and perhaps more artistically these aspects of melancholy, absurdism (doubting reality), and witty, spirited darkness.
Is all that we see or seem
But a dream within a dream?