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The Critical History of Edgar Allan Poe's The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym

A Dialogue with Unreason

By Ronald C. Harvey

Edited by Ronald C. Harvey

Routledge – 1999 – 232 pages

Series: Garland Studies in 19th Century American Literature

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    November 30th 1998

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The Critical History of Edgar Allan Poe's The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym: A Dialogue with Unreason traces the complex, scattered criticism of Poe's most anomalous work, as it has steadily grown in prominence to a central position in the study of Poe and American literature. The winding route the criticism of Pym has charted, as convoluted as the narrative itself, has been a history of disagreement at almost every level at which critics and scholars read texts--including the nature and genre of the work, the seriousness or levity of the author's intent, and its stature as a work of genius, hackwork, or something in between. The unique set of thematic and narrative problems the work poses has eluded every hermeneutic structure brought against it so far, consistently undermining the very reading strategies it seems to invite.

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Description: By Ronald C. HarveyEdited by Ronald C. Harvey. The Critical History of Edgar Allan Poe's The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym: A Dialogue with Unreason traces the complex, scattered criticism of Poe's most anomalous work, as it has steadily grown in prominence to a central position...
Categories: Literature, American & Canadian Literature, 19th Century Literature