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Bloom's How to Write about Edgar Allan Poe
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Authored by: Susan Amper
  • From the Series: Bloom's How to Write about Literature
  • Trim Size: 6 X 9
  • ISBN-10: 079109488X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7910-9488-4
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $45.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 12/01/2007
  • Dewey Number: 811
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 240

Summary

Edgar Allan Poe revolutionized literature by inventing the modern detective story and horror genre with such immortal works as "The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Pit and the Pendulum," and "The Fall of the House of Usher." He is also known for his haunting poetry, which includes the classics "The Raven" and "Annabel Lee." Bloom's How to Write about Edgar Allan Poe offers valuable paper-topic suggestions, clearly outlined strategies on how to write a strong essay, and an insightful introduction by Harold Bloom on writing about Poe. This volume is designed to help students develop their analytical writing skills and critical comprehension of this important author's turbulent life and unforgettable works.

Specifications

Bibliographies. Index.

About the Author(s)

Harold Bloom is Sterling Professor of the Humanities at Yale University. Educated at Cornell and Yale universities, he is the author of 30 books, including Shelley's Mythmaking (1959), The Visionary Company (1961), Blake's Apocalypse (1963), Yeats (1970), A Map of Misreading (1975), Kabbalah and Criticism (1975), Agon: Toward a Theory of Revisionism (1982), The American Religion (1992), The Western Canon (1994), Omens of Millennium: The Gnosis of Angels, Dreams, and Resurrection (1996), and Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human (1998), a 1998 National Book Award finalist. The Anxiety of Influence (1973) sets forth Professor Bloom's provocative theory of the literary relationships between the great writers and their predecessors. His most recent books include How to Read and Why (2000), Genius: A Mosaic of One Hundred Exemplary Creative Minds (2002), Hamlet: Poem Unlimited (2003), Where Shall Wisdom Be Found? (2004), and Jesus and Yahweh: The Names Divine (2005). In addition, he is the author of hundreds of articles, reviews, and editorial introductions. In 1999, Professor Bloom received the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal for Criticism. He has also received the International Prize of Catalonia, the Alfonso Reyes Prize of Mexico, and the Hans Christian Andersen Bicentennial Prize of Denmark.

Reviews and Awards

"...provides educators a useful framework for introducing his writings in the formal context of English composition...appropriate for students of a wide range of ability...the bibliographies provided at the end of each chapter...will be extremely useful for students..."


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