Subject Area: Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe's Biographies of Byron
Bachinger, Katrina
1995 0-7734-1272-7 204 pages
This is the first systematic analysis of the seventeen tales of Poe's The Tales of the Folio Club. Before he wrote them, Poe had already established a reputation as a poet, and Lord Byron had influenced him more than any other writer. This close reading demonstrates how the Tales appear to be biographies of Byron in disguises, or even in a sense Byronic autobiographies, because their narrators and heroes often exhibit Byron's idiosyncratic mannerisms. The Tales prove to be seamless continuations of Poe's poetry, and major intertexts of Byron's life and works.

How Charles Baudelaire Interpreted the Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe. The Rhythmical Creation of Beauty
Tipper, Karen
2016 1-4955-0518-9 64 pages
Examines the parallel lives, beliefs, and artistic principles of Charles Baudelaire and Edgar Allan Poe, with an analysis of representative verse of Poe from the viewpoint of Baudelaire as he undertook the task of artistic comparison. There is no denying, however, that both men did indeed possess superior analytical minds, extensive knowledge, and an extraordinary vocabulary, and in describing Poe Baudelaire could have been describing himself.

Multi-Man Genre and Poe's Byrons
Bachinger, Katrina
1987 0-7734-0552-6 140 pages
Contends that Poe's use of Byron as antagonist was an example of the fragmentation of character -- using reflections of Byron as seen by himself, by Poe, by his adulators and defamers -- for literary effect. Besides "William Wilson," also discusses "The Fall of the House of Usher," "Metzengerstein," and others.

Poe's Eureka, Erasmus Darwin, and Discourses of Radical Science in Britain and America, 1770--1850
Scholnick, Robert
2018 1-4955-0695-9 140 pages
Dr. Scholnick argues that Poe recognized that 'science" was not a unitary endeavor. Like Shelley, who was influenced by Erasmus Darwin and Hawthorne among others, Poe understood that science was inherently political, and he wrote critically of the famous Bridgewater Treatises, which were commissioned in Britain in the 1830s to demonstrate God's continuing providence. The radical tradition enabled Poe to separate himself from the dominant assumptions of natural theology of his time about such matters as Special Creation and the Fixity of Species.

The First Post-Modernist Poets-- Edgar Allan Poe and Emily Dickinson. A New Way of Reading Classic Texts
Spedaliere, Jody
2017 1-4955-0527-8 124 pages
This work demonstrates how Edgar Allan Poe and Emily Dickinson utilized postmodern literary devices in constructing their poetry and why, therefore, they should be considered the first postmodern poets. It demonstrates how Poe and Dickinson are not merely influences on postmodern poets, but they should be considered postmoderns based on their use and implementation of postmodern literary devices.

The Portrayal of the Grotesque in Stoddard's and Quantin's Illustrated Editions of Edgar Allan Poe (1884): An Interdisciplinary Analysis of the Relations Between the Visual and the Verbal
Gonzalez-Moreno, Fernando
2017 1-4955-0569-3 312 pages
One of main aims of Poe's narrative and poetry is to create powerful and suggesting pictures in the mind of the reader. Even more, Poe offers us an incredible visual richness, experimenting through all the main aesthetic categories, such as the Beautiful, the Sublime, the Picturesque, the Natural, the Artificial, the Grotesque, the Arabesque ... Elements that make is of his work an invitation for painters and artists to illustrate them, to transform them in powerful and suggesting pictures, such as the author that conceived them.

Time Transcending Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe: An Explanation of the Mechanics of His Poetic Speech
Studniarz, Slawomir
2016 1-4955-0459-X 323 pages
Monograph focuses on the poetic output of Edgar Allan Poe offering a new approach to his verse, whereby his poems are treated as unique phono-semantic structures, requiring specific interpretative procedures that bring to light the close correspondence between the phonetic orchestration and the semantic dimension in Poe’s poetry.