Gender and the Poetics of Reception in Poe's Circle

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Poe is frequently portrayed as an isolated idiosyncratic genius who was unwilling or unable to adapt himself to the cultural conditions of his time. In this text, Eliza Richards revises this portrayal through an exploration of his collaborations and rivalries with his female contemporaries. Richards demonstrates that he staged his performance of tortured isolation in the salons and ephemeral publications of New York City in conjunction with prominent women poets whose work he sought to surpass. She introduces and interprets ...

Gender and the Poetics of Reception in Poe's Circle 2011, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521174398

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Gender and the Poetics of Reception in Poe's Circle 2004, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England

ISBN-13: 9780521832816

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