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THE POETRY OF EDGAR ALLAN POE
Edited by Steven Frye
This volume in the Critical Insights series brings together a variety of perspectives on Poe's poetry and poetics. In-depth critical discussions of his life and works - Plus complimentary, unlimited online access to the full content of this great literary reference.
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Editor: Tom Hubbard
March 2014 · 1 volume · 300 pages · 6"x9"
In-depth critical discussions of his life and works - Plus complimentary, unlimited online access to the full content of this great literary reference.
This collection of essays, by both seasoned Baudelaire scholars and by newcomers, reflects the breadth of the poet’s artistic and intellectual worlds. Special attention is paid to Baudelaire’s active interest in music and in the visual arts and how this relates to his poetry, in accordance with his insights into the ‘correspondances’ between the human senses. The poet’s life and times are well documented, and close readings of key poems offer fresh perspectives on the mind and art of one of the greatest writers of the nineteenth century – and indeed of the modern age. Other topics include: the influence of Edgar Allan Poe on Baudelaire; Baudelaire as the pioneering poet of the urban scene; the reception of his work by critics (including, notably, Walter Benjamin) and by the poets who followed him; translation of his poetry into English – and into Scots; spleen, ennui, and ‘idéal’; the ‘voyage’; evil and affliction; song-settings of Baudelaire’s poetry; comparisons with Flaubert.
Editor Tom Hubbard is a poet, novelist and international scholar now based in his native Scotland. He was the first librarian of the Scottish Poetry Library, and has held visiting professorships at the Universities of Budapest, Connecticut, and Grenoble. He has also taught at universities and art colleges in Scotland.