"The problem of Poe's place in American culture cannot be settled canonically, since, unlike the works of Melville or Hawthorne, Poe's texts have not been primarily transmitted through the schools. Indeed, at its most radical level, the failure of criticism to account for the remarkable diversity of Poe's influence leads one to question the utility of the canon itself as an instrument for the study of American culture." -- from the Introduction The contributors to this volume share the conviction that Poe is central to ...

The American Face of Edgar Allan Poe 1995, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore

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