Complete Poems

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University of Illinois Press, 2000 - Literary Criticism - 627 pages
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Although best known for his tales, Edgar Allan Poe himself thirsted for fame primarily as a poet. This volume, assembled by the eminent Poe scholar Thomas Ollive Mabbott, is the single most authoritative edition of Poe's poems ever published: 101 poems and their variants, including such gems as "The Raven," "The Bells," and "Annabel Lee," as well as previously uncollected poems, fragments, verses he published in reviews he wrote, and poems attributed to him.

In this exhaustive collection, Mabbott takes a fresh look at these texts, aiming "to present what [Poe] wrote, to explain why he wrote it, to tell what he meant when he wrote it (if that be in any way obscure), and to give a history of its publication." Containing the definitive poems as well as pertinent biographical background, full annotations, and a meticulous enumeration of successive texts and variants, Mabbott's edition stands as a firm foundation for Poe scholarship as well as for more general appreciation.

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Poe, not only a noted author but also poet, is not only the author of The Raven - the quintessential American gothic poem, but also the author of numerous other poems worthy of recognition. This book ... Read full review

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Fall of the House of Usher is a wonderful piece with plenty of interesting allusions to Poe's own life. The symbolism is rampant. I'm also a fan of Masque of the Red Death. A favorite quote, "There ... Read full review

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Edgar Allan Poe (1809-49), preeminent American writer and literary critic, exerted a worldwide influence on literature through his short fiction and his theoretical statements on poetry and the short story. Thomas Ollive Mabbott, a faculty member of Hunter College for nearly forty years, worked on Poe's writings from the 1920s until his death in 1968.



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