American Flaneur: The Cosmic Physiognomy of Edgar Allan Poe by James V. Werner

By James V. Werner

American Flaneur investigates the connections among Edgar A. Poe and the nineteenth-century flaneur - or jogging city observer - recommended in Walter Benjamin's dialogue of Baudelaire. This learn illustrates the centrality of the flaneur to Poe's literary goals, and makes use of the flaneur to light up Poe's intimate but ambivalent courting to his surrounding tradition.
While James V. Werner concentrates on Poe's fiction, this publication treats many components of nineteenth-century highbrow and pop culture, together with technological know-how and pseudo-science, the yankee journal industry, city topology, the gruesome, labyrinths, narratives of exploration and discovery, and cosmological treatises. Werner attracts on Marxist, reader reaction and periodical theories whereas reconstructing Poe via examinations of ephemeral texts of the time.

Show description

Read Online or Download American Flaneur: The Cosmic Physiognomy of Edgar Allan Poe (Studies in Major Literary Authors) PDF

Similar literary criticism & theory books

Janet Frame: Semiotics and Biosemiotics in Her Early Fiction

In Janet body: Semiotics and Biosemiotics in Her Early Fiction, Paul Matthew St. Pierre exploits the linguistic self-discipline of semiotics and the neurobiological self-discipline of biosemiotics to suggest an unique and dynamic interpreting of the 1st 4 works of fiction via New Zealand author Janet body (1924-2004): The Lagoon: tales (1951), Owls Do Cry (1957), Faces within the Water (1961), and the sting of the Alphabet (1962).

Landscape and Gender in the Novels of Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot, and Thomas Hardy: The Body of Nature (The Nineteenth Century Series)

Reading quite a lot of representations of actual, metaphorical, and dream landscapes in Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot, and Thomas Hardy, Eithne Henson explores the way gender attitudes are expressed, either in descriptions of panorama because the human physique and in principles of nature. Henson discusses the impression of eighteenth-century aesthetic thought, quite on Brontë and Eliot, and argues that Ruskinian aesthetics, Darwinism, and different medical preoccupations of an industrializing economic climate, replaced structures of panorama within the later 19th century.

Markedness Theory (Sound and Meaning: The Roman Jakobson Series in Linguistics and Poetics)

Edna Andrews clarifies and extends the paintings of Roman Jakobson to enhance a thought of invariants in language by way of distinguishing among normal and contextual which means in morphology and semantics. Markedness idea, as Jakobson conceived it, is a qualitative concept of oppositional binary kin. Andrews exhibits how markedness conception allows a linguist to exactly outline the systemically given oppositions and hierarchies represented through linguistic different types.

The Experimental Fiction of Murray Bail - Student Edition

This can be an abridged model of the entire publication. References were got rid of. the total name is usually to be had. Murray Bail is among the such a lot boldly cutting edge and intellectually tough of latest writers. he's largely preferred in his place of birth, Australia. even if an informal analyzing of Bail's paintings presents shocks, laughter and stimulation aplenty, it always increases of a bunch of questions that nag and tantalize readers for future years.

Additional resources for American Flaneur: The Cosmic Physiognomy of Edgar Allan Poe (Studies in Major Literary Authors)

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.98 of 5 – based on 40 votes