The Borzoi Poe: The Complete Poems & Stories

  • Title: The Borzoi Poe: The Complete Poems & Stories
  • Author: Edgar Allan Poe Arthur H. Quinn
  • ISBN: 9780394403243
  • Page: 116
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Borzoi Poe The Complete Poems Stories s t With Selections from his Critical WritingsThis single volume brings together all of Poe s stories and poems and illuminates the diverse and multifaceted genius of one of the greatest and most inf
    s t With Selections from his Critical WritingsThis single volume brings together all of Poe s stories and poems, and illuminates the diverse and multifaceted genius of one of the greatest and most influential figures in American literary history.

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    About Edgar Allan Poe Arthur H. Quinn


    1. The name Poe brings to mind images of murderers and madmen, premature burials, and mysterious women who return from the dead His works have been in print since 1827 and include such literary classics as The Tell Tale Heart, The Raven, and The Fall of the House of Usher This versatile writer s oeuvre includes short stories, poetry, a novel, a textbook, a book of scientific theory, and hundreds of essays and book reviews He is widely acknowledged as the inventor of the modern detective story and an innovator in the science fiction genre, but he made his living as America s first great literary critic and theoretician Poe s reputation today rests primarily on his tales of terror as well as on his haunting lyric poetry.Just as the bizarre characters in Poe s stories have captured the public imagination so too has Poe himself He is seen as a morbid, mysterious figure lurking in the shadows of moonlit cemeteries or crumbling castles This is the Poe of legend But much of what we know about Poe is wrong, the product of a biography written by one of his enemies in an attempt to defame the author s name.The real Poe was born to traveling actors in Boston on January 19, 1809 Edgar was the second of three children His other brother William Henry Leonard Poe would also become a poet before his early death, and Poe s sister Rosalie Poe would grow up to teach penmanship at a Richmond girls school Within three years of Poe s birth both of his parents had died, and he was taken in by the wealthy tobacco merchant John Allan and his wife Frances Valentine Allan in Richmond, Virginia while Poe s siblings went to live with other families Mr Allan would rear Poe to be a businessman and a Virginia gentleman, but Poe had dreams of being a writer in emulation of his childhood hero the British poet Lord Byron Early poetic verses found written in a young Poe s handwriting on the backs of Allan s ledger sheets reveal how little interest Poe had in the tobacco business.For information, please see enpedia wiki Edgar_al


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    1. I’ve been reading this book for almost three years and it feels so good to finally have finished it!I was surprised by what I found in here. Poe was slightly different to what I thought. He is very much shrouded in shadow and the macabre, at least, his more successful stories and poems were. But there were also some very basic stories in here, some that felt like they weren’t even written by the same person. For every great piece of literature, there were two mediocre ones. I disliked the cr [...]

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    2. How could I not love this book? Shortly after reading Poe's complete works as a teenager, my family was transferred to Fort Monroe in southern Virginia. While waiting for permanent housing, I ended up staying in the house (and the very bedroom) that Poe had been in while he served on the base. Pulling out this book and reading it in the very space where Poe had suffered through depression and anxiety was exhilarating. While I realized the morbid nature of my glee, it somehow seemed appropriate a [...]

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    3. I'm going for a 3.5 stars. I must be the only person in the known world that hasn't 5 starred Poe. I figured I would be a 5 star. Either way, I'm just going to list the stories and poems I did enjoy. Although, I can't read my handwriting so now I have to go through the book. Well, I guess I could just look at the Contents at the front. Duh, if I can still read my handwriting. I don't know why I wrote it on freaking post-its! Stories1. The Murders In The Rue Morgue2. The Mystery of Marie Roget3. [...]

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    4. This is one of the only books I have left that belonged to my grandfather and it's one of the best. It contains stories and poems by Edgar Allan Poe. Sections include: Tales of Mystery and Horror, Humor and Satire, Flights and Fantasies, The Narrative of A. Gordon Pym of Nantucket, and many poems including Annabel Lee, Alone, and my favorite, A Dream Within a Dream. 5*****

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    5. I've reviewed the tales I read by their individual titles, and I won't repeat my reviews here. Let me just say that Poe is an under-appreciated master. Not just under-appreciated by many readers today, for whom he's synonymous with being a sort of proto-schlock-horror writer, but under-appreciated by readers and even famous writers of his day. Henry James infamously said that "[a]n enthusiasm for Poe is the mark of a decidedly primitive stage of reflection." Granted, James was young at the time, [...]

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    6. Reading "The Complete Stories and Poems" will be a hell of a time-consuming project, but as I can feel honored to call Edgar Allan Poe one of my favorite authors, the only option to give his writing abilities justice is to read his stories and poems in their entirety. My intention is to update this review with my thoughts on all the stories and poems Poe has ever written constantly until I've completed my way through (however, I'll probably not always add it to my update feed in order to not spa [...]

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    7. Exercises in Genre and StyleI was never exposed to Poe in my schooldays, but I later became aware of his reputation.I didn’t know anything about his writing, except that I expected it to be a kind of guilty pleasure.Apparently, I decided to address my ignorance in 1983, when I bought a second hand hardback copy of his complete tales for a bargain price of $1. Unfortunately, I didn’t take the step of reading it until now, when I chose it as one of three books that I planned to read on an over [...]

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    8. The Master himselfIt was many and many a year ago, In a kingdom by the sea,That a maiden there lived whom you may know By the name of ANNABEL LEEAnd this maiden she lived with no other thought Than to love and be loved by me.I was a child and she was a child, In this kingdom by the sea;But we loved with a love that was more than love- I and my ANNABEL LEE;With a love that the winged seraphs of heaven Coveted her and me.And this was the reason that, long ago, In this kingdom by the sea,A wind bl [...]

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    9. I'm not sure how screwed up Mr. Poe really was as I have read that a lot of the criticisms of him were exaggerated. But screwed up or not the man could write. Fears and tears all are here for the reader.I love Poe's writing. He's a voice that edges at times on madness (The Fall of the House of Usher) and sometimes IS the voice of madness (The Tell Tail Heart). Unlike the madness we find in H.P.Lovecraft Poe writes the actual man's madness. The madness of revenge for what may be a real or imagine [...]

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    10. Am fost în Ungaria medievală ("Metzengerstein"), pe lună ("Hans Phaall"), în Londra ("Regele ciumă"), Paris ("Crimele din Rue Morgue"), Norvegia ("O pogorâre în Maelstrom"), Italia ("Portretul oval") şi -în fine!- într-un ospiciu ("Sistemul doctorului Catran şi al profesorului Până"). Am râs, am rămas buimăcit, am trăit alături de personaje cu respiraţia luctuoasă. Am trecut -în fine!- prin zeci şi zeci de stări!1. METZENGERSTEIN, 8/10.O lugubră povestioară ce înfăţi [...]

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    11. Not many people outside of literary study or detective fiction fandom realize that the character of Sherlock Holmes was inspired by Poe's Dupin. Dupin was the brilliant and insightful idle noble who occasionally aided the authorities in particularly difficult cases. However, unlike Holmes, Dupin took it up merely as a hobby, mimicking Holmes' brother Mycroft.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 wit [...]

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    12. Poe has an impressive, comfortable grasp of vocabulary and sentence structure, but like King, one sentence often equates to one paragraph. The first story to catch my interest was 100 pages in-The Gold Bug, a brief tale of treasure hunting. This was soon followed by Marie Roget. For those of you who find this tale of interest, check out The Beautiful Cigar Girl, a nonfiction account of Mary Rogers' death and investigation, as well as An American Tragedy, a fictional rendering of a crime based on [...]

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    13. '' If I felt any emotion at all, it was a kind of chuckling satisfaction at the cleverness I was about to display in extricating myself from this dilemma; and I never, for a moment, looked upon my ultimate safety as a question susceptible of doubt''♫ "He finally made me a low bow and departed, wishing me, in the language of the archbishop in "Gil Bias," beaucoup de bonheur et un peu plus de bon sens"My favorite quotes about Edgar Allan Poe: (there are a lot, but I found them very interesting, [...]

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    14. I wish I had loved every page of this collection, but I didn't. Anyway for every boring atory there was a great one and some of them are absolutely incredible! Poe definitely a tormented mind, but a clever one too.

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    15. Ever since I became a slight reader, I had heard people talk of the Great and Horrid tales of a mad man at a typewriter. I always was told that I couldn't grasp the severity of the dark stories of this man. But, here I am. I have changed a lot since the times that I read books just to fill book reports. I feel bad about all of the times that I skimmed paragraphs of detail just to get to the dripping dialog. But here I am. I know I sound like a drama queen in the paragraph above, but I feel like [...]

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    16. While I haven't read the entire book, I have ventured through most of his works. I think Poe makes it safe to say that the usage of opium is sure to create some interesting situations.

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    17. An influence on an array of artists from Jean Cocteau and Baudelaire to William Burroughs, Federico Fellini and the recently departed Lou Reed, Edgar Allan Poe was a writer of great import to not only America but the world. Yesterday, after spending all of the earlier part of this month immersed in the poetry and tales of Poe, I finally made by way to Poe’s “The Imp of the Perverse,” one of a handful of his stories that I had a previous acquaintance with, having read it many years ago afte [...]

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    18. Having read all the well-known stories and poems, I dug into this tome with anticipation, expecting many of his more obscure works to be fully as good. But I was vastly disappointed.As we all know, his horror stories are real gems. There's a reason he's called a master of the genre. And I much enjoyed (re)reading them.But the rest of this volume is filled with some of the dullest writings imaginable. Meandering, pointless, filled with useless tangents. Stories which skillfully build up suspense, [...]

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    19. Edgar Allan Poe is a writer whose reputation rests solely upon a handful of short stories and a poem; there are very few writers in the Western canon, or anywhere really, where this is the case. There's usually a novel that they're famous for and while Poe wrote a novel "The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym", it isn't particularly good and doesn't hold up to the short stories.But what stories they are! They're all filled with madmen, murder, jealousy, betrayal, revenge, magic, death, hatred, ghost [...]

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    20. I must admit to having a soft spot for Edgar Allan Poe. He was the boon companion of my adolescence. Whilst others of my generation were developing the herd mentality and lavishing their time on football, chopper bikes and the Bay City Rollers, I was poring over The Pit and the Pendulum, The Fall of the House of Usher and The Masque of the Red Death. Call me underdeveloped, call me what the hell you like, but to my mind I was developing a taste for quality literature. And Poe is, whatever you ma [...]

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    21. Oh man, this was a ride. The number of stories in here means there's some distance between me and my initial impression by now, but the common impressions people have of Poe, from his assigned reading stuff to his general cultural portrayal, is a surprisingly small reductive piece of what Poe really was. First off, I can't talk about Poe without talking about Borges. It's not to hard to make the connection between them with just cursory understandings of each, but I hadn't realized just how larg [...]

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    22. It is interesting to see the power that Poe's writings hold over readers today when other writers with long narratives and little dialogue, such as Lovecraft, are considered difficult to read. Upon closer examination, though, it is easy to see the distinction. Many of the narrative writers were in love with writing forms and the richness of the English language. Poe inserted himself into his tales and poems and communicated the experience to us.The richness of emotion that the writer touches is [...]

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    23. An excellent compilation of all of Poe's works - short stories, novella, and poetry. His stunning prose and emphasis on creative, clear imagery has set him aside as a master to be remembered. Although the writing style is rather old-fashioned and high formal, it is mesmerizing how well he played with words to create masterpieces. His poetry remains my favorite of the pieces, he had a knack for conveying powerful imagery in little words.His detective stories were not really my style, but his horr [...]

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    24. Que puedo decir de Edgar Allan Poe que no se haya sido ya? Es increíble y fascinante, llena de matices y de sorpresas. Una obra magnífica que te estremece y te convierte en parte de un humo literario misterioso en medio de sus obras. Altamente recomendable.

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    25. This was a birthday gift to me from a college friend because he knew I had enjoyed Edgar Allan Poe in high school. I've sat at my desk or in my writing chair many times, pondering "weak and weary" over some deadline coming up. Although we write in different genres, E.A. Poe and I have much in common. While not knowing the environment in which he wrote, I like to think it was a solitary place.The mix of poetry and short stories gave me the chance to sweep through the book. I didn't have to 'cover [...]

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    26. I have only gotten through a handful of the poems and stories and will finish the others as soon as I get a chance. But as much as I have read, I absolutely love Poe. If you can come to grasp his crude writing style and place it into his life and the events within, you will most likely find his style of writing as wonderful and beautiful as I do. His life was very tragic in many respects, losing both of his parents and being adopted by a family where he felt his father never really, truly loved [...]

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    27. "Some Words With a Mummy" is the one that does it for me. Everything else is just exceptional or pretty good. Can't go wrong with Poe. -bb

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    28. আমার সোলমেট জেমি। প্রাণচঞ্চল আর ভীষণ আবেগপ্রবণ একজন মানুষ। যেদিন থেকে বুঝলাম আমরা শব্দ উচ্চারণ না করেই একজন আরেকজনের হৃদয় বরাবর কথা বলতে পারি, সেদিন থেকে আমরা সোলমেট। মিসৌরি ছেড়ে যখন চলে আ [...]

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    29. I've read some of these stories. I haven't actually read them in THIS edition. I've generally read them in a multi-volume edition published in the 19th century. They certainly printed durable volumes then. The pages had twilight-blue borders. Among the stories I've read are:"The Murders In The Rue Morgue""The Tell-Tale Heart""The Black Cat""The Cask of Amontillado""The Masque of the Red Death."Poe is entertaining. On top of this, he was an innovator. He not only, essentially, invented the detect [...]

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