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Edgar Allan Poe

Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe: Part II

Several months ago, I posted some initial thoughts on the first chapter of poet-laureate and literary scholar Daniel Hoffman’s Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe. I called this work of criticism, published in 1973, “fascinating” and “curious”; Hoffman called it “my chronicle of Poe’s life and work and reputation and influence and how Edgarpoe wormed his way into my guts and gizzard and haunted my brain and laid a spell upon my soul which this long harangue is an attempt to exorcise” (Hoffman, 25). Now I turn to the second chapter of Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe, in Read more