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Complete Tales & Poems of Edgar Allan Poe (Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions)

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The Tell-Tale Heart was the story through which I have had the pleasure to meet Edgar Allan Poe some years ago, and it proved to become one of the best short stories I've ever read. Basically, it's a murderer's confession, creating the impression of a mad narrator and raising the reader's interest in his arguments he builds up as part of his defense. As the story continues, Poe cleverly turns his reader from a witness of the events into a judge of guilt and innocence, a narrative structure admired by me. I didn't read this exact volume. But I've read ALL of Poe's short stories and poetry. There is no writer of horror and suspense that will ever surpass him. Period.

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I'm not fond of Poe's poetry. Emerson's leveling of 'Jingle Man' is appropriate. Poe puts sounds together, but usually says very little with them. It is unusual that his prose was so varied while his poetry tended to obsessive repetition. Poe presents an example of the turning point when poetry ceased to represent the most complex and dense literary form (as in Milton and Eliot) and became the most frivolous and unrefined (the beat poets), while prose moved contrarily from the light-hearted to the serious.

He is credited with writing the first detective story with The Murders in the Rue Morgue. The same main character recurs in The Mystery of Marie Roget and The Purloined Letter, which were just okay. I've never liked the genre, and while I can appreciate it as the pioneering work that it is, those kind of tales are absolutely not my cup of tea. Dupin puts the newspapers to the test and concludes that their assertions “now appear a tissue of inconsequence and incoherence”. just some original rumbling upon bying it OMG I HAVE THIS BOOK! IT FREAKIN' LOOKS LIKE A COLLECTIBLE!!

The Penguin Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

Fără doar şi poate, scrierea a stârnit vâlvă în epocă, descriind amănunţit (şi ştiinţific) originea balonului. Astăzi n-ar mai avea efectul scontat The Mystery of Marie Roget": 1 - read 1/22/2022. Based on the real murder of Mary Cecilia Rogers in NYC in 18141. DNF. Found it boring, lots of tell don't show. I don't enjoy police procedurals/detective stories that much.

A skillful literary artist has constructed a tale. If wise, he has not fashioned his thoughts to accommodate his incidents; but having conceived, with deliberate care, a certain unique or single effect to be wrought out, he then invents such incidents–he then combines such events as may best aid him in establishing this preconceived effect. If his very initial sentence tend not to the outbringing of this effect, then he has failed in his first step. In the whole composition there should be no word written, of which the tendency, direct or indirect, is not to the one pre-established design.’

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