Text: Robert L. Marrs, “Fugitive Poe References: A Bibliography,” Poe Newsletter­, January 1969, Vol. II, No. 1, 2:12-18


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Fugitive Poe References: A Bibliography

Washington State University

The primary purpose of the “fugitive” Poe bibliography is to bring together recent books, essays, and miscellaneous publications (since about 1960) that do not focus on Poe but which discuss Poe within a larger perspective and which thus may provide a new approach. Although this bibliography also lists a few works dealing specifically with Poe that have been overlooked in previous bibliographies, the entries here are principally brief items buried in longer works under different headings, or in works that were, upon first publication, not readily accessible. Effort has been made to cite only those references that seem to be of some significance, whether involving a point of information or a large conceptual framework.

The appendix of this “fugitive” bibliography contains a listing of reviews of books dealing with Poe (editions, biographies, critical works, collections of essays, and the like). In previous bibliographies, book-reviews have more often than not been disregarded, but some valuable critical opinions have been thus forgotten, especially in the case of the longer “review-essay.”

Several persons have been of assistance in the project, but we are particularly indebted to Professor Robert L. Marrs for many additions to this first “fugitive” bibliography on Poe. Although we have attempted to make the bibliography as inclusive as seemed practicable for the period covered, items of some significance undoubtedly exist which have not been found. The Poe Newsletter would appreciate receiving information on possible future entries; please address such information to the Editor. 

Abel, Darrell. “Literary Consummations I: Massachusetts and Virginia,” in American Literature (Woodbury, N.Y.: Barrons, 1963), II, 186-224. [Poe section, 208-224; other references, passim. A survey of Poe’s career, containing analysis of Poe’s fiction as of two basic kinds: “analytic” and “synthetic.”]

Albérès, R. M. “Pour Edgar Poe,” Nouvelles Littéraires, No. 2106 (11 Jan 1968), p. 11. [Reviews a group of novels that are characterized by “wild imagination” because “Poe would have liked them”; see Claude Richard’s comments in “Poe Studies in Europe” in this issue of Poe Newsletter. ]

Allen, Ralph G. [See Gassner, John.]

Altenbernd, Lynn, and Leslie L. Lewis. “The Nature of Fiction,” in Introduction to Literature: Stories (New York: Macmillan, 1963), pp. 2-9. [Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado” is the subject of an analysis of ironic structure and thematic symmetry in fiction, the introductory essay has been revised for separate publication as A Handbook for the Study of Fiction (New York: Macmillan Co., 1966).]

Anderson, John M. The Realm of Art (University Park: Pennsylvania State, 1967). [Poe and Paul Klee defend the dynamic creation of art as ultimate in itself, call attention to the significance of action in the realm of art, and believe than man goes beyond “the ephemeral, the merely human in art, to its true center.”]

Appel, Alfred. [See Dembo, L. S.] [page 13:]

Askew, Melvin W. “The Pseudonymic American Hero,” Bucknell Review, X (1961-62), 224-231. [The frequency of name changes in American fiction implies certain aspects of the American’s conception of self; considers Poe’s “Ligeia.”]

Bagley, Carol L. “Early American Views of Coleridge as Poet,” Research Studies, XXXII (1964), 292-307. [The essay compares the generally favorable attitudes toward Coleridge of early nineteenth-century American writers; Poe “valued the effect, imaginativeness, striking imagery, supernatural qualities, and ‘music ’ of Coleridge’s poetry.”]

Banta, Martha. “The House of the Seven Ushers and How They Grew: A Look at Jamesian Gothicism,” The Yale Review, LVII (1967), 56-65. [Although the essay contains no direct commentary on Poe, the author suggests Poe reminiscences in James.]

Beebe, Maurice. Ivory Towers and Sacred Founts: The Artist as Hero in Fiction from Goethe to Joyce (New York: New York U P, 1964). [Studies Roderick Usher within the tradition of the artist as hero, pp. 117-128 and passim.]

Bémol, Maurice. La Méthode Critique de Paul Valéry (Paris: Librairie Nizet, 1960). [See Chapter Two, entitled “Edgar Poe.”]

Berthoff, Warner. The Ferment of Realism: American Literature, 1884-1919 (New York: The Free Press, 1965). [Poe references in the discussion of Henry James, Mark Twain, Ambrose Bierce, and Lafcadio Hearn.]

Bertocci, Angelo Philip. From Symbolism to Baudelaire (Carbondale: Southern Illinois U, 1964). [Traces the history of symbolism from Plotinus to Baudelaire; Poe is discussed on pp. 42-45.]

Bibliographies on Poe. [Other running bibliographies on Poe may be found in the following publications: American Literary Scholarship / An Annual; American Literature; Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature (MHRA); Essay and General Literature Index, Index to Latin American Periodicals; International Bibliography of Periodical Literature Covering All Fields of Knowledge; PMLA; Library of Congress Catalog — Books: Subjects; Social Science & Humanities Index; Studies in Short Fiction; and The Year’s Work in English Studies. ]

Blair, Walter, Theodore Hornberger, and Randall Stewart. American Literature: A Brief History (Chicago: Scott, Foresman, 1964). [Passages on Poe, passim, under various themes.]

Bratsas Dorothy. “Exoticism in the Prose of the Mexican Modernists,” in Explorations of Literature, ed. Rima Drell Reck (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State U P, 1966). [Illustrates the heavy-handed use of Poe in Efrén Rebolledo’s novel Saga de Sigrida la blonde. ]

Brooks, Cleanth. “The Language of Poetry: Some Problem Cases,” Archiv Für Das Studium Der Neueren Sprachen Und Literaturen, CCIII (1967), 401-414. [Within a discussion of the contemporary critical concern for “the verbal context of a work of art,” the author examines the difficulties of the word “immemorial” in Poe’s “Ulalume.”]

Brown, Ashley. [See Russell, John.]

Browne, Ray B., and Martin Light , eds. Critical Approaches to American Literature (New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1965). [Vol. I reprints three essays on Poe: “Death, Eros, and Horror,” by Edward H. Davidson; “ ‘Ulalume ’ Resurrected,” by James E. Miller, Jr.; “Poe’s ‘Ligeia ’: Dream and Destruction,” by James W. Gargano.]

Cambon, Glauco. The Inclusive Flame: Studies in American Poetry (Bloomington: Indiana U P, 1963). [Originally published in Italy under the title Tematica e sviluppo della poesia americana. The author speculates that although Poe was willing to accept, and experiment within, the traditionless void of America, his fear of this total freedom created a tension in his writing which enabled him to become a pioneer [column 2:] leading toward the strict formal purity of Emily Dickinson and the unrestricted liberties of Whitman.]

Campbell, Oscar James, and Edward G. Quinn , eds. The Reader’s Encyclopedia of Shakespeare (New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1966). [A short entry on Poe indicating his interest in and use of Shakespeare, pp. 644-645.]

Capps, Jack L. Emily Dickinson’s Reading, 1836-1886 (Cambridge: Harvard U P, 1966). [Emily Dickinson may have read one volume of Poe in the 1850’s, but no concrete evidence is available.]

Carter, A. E. The Idea of Decadence in French Literature, 1830-1900 (U of Toronto Press, 1958). [Argues that Poe had a strong influence upon Barbey d ’Aurevilly’s Igitur and Un Prêtre marié; several references to the Poe-Baudelaire relationship.]

Cary, Joseph Brackenridge, Jr. “The Theory and Practice of the Vague: A Study in a Mode of Nineteenth Century Lyric Poetry” (Doctoral Diss, New York U, 1962). Abst. DA, XXVII (1966), 1362A. [After comparing various nineteenth century conceptions of “vagueness,” the author provides an historical development of the “vague,” and examines how Leopardi, Poe, and the French symbolisme attempted to incorporate the “vague” into their poetry.]

Cooke, M. G. “From Comedy to Terror,” The Massachusetts Review, IX (1968), 331-343. [In an essay primarily on Joyce, the author contends that Poe’s theory of the short story fails to account for the “casual,” “metamorphic” short stories developed by Joyce and later writers.]

Cowan, Michael H. City of the West: Emerson, America, and Urban Metaphor (New Haven/London: Yale, 1967). [Mentions “Eldorado,” “Man in the Crowd,” “The Masque of the Red Death,” and “The Fall of the House of Usher.”]

————. “Lawrence’s Romantic Values: Studies in Classic American Literature, ” Ball State University Forum, VIII (1967), 30-35. [Considers very briefly Lawrence’s criticism of Poe.]

Cranston, S. L. [See Head, Joseph.]

Curti, Merle. “The American Exploration of Dreams and Dreamers,” Journal of the History of Ideas, XXVII (1966), 391-416. [Includes Poe in an historical survey of the subject.]

Dembo, L. S ., ed. Nabokov: The Man and His Work (Madison: U of Wisconsin Press, 1967). [With the exception of two essays, this collection is a reprint of the Spring, 1967, issue of Wisconsin Studies in Contemporary Literature; most of the Poe references are found in Alfred Appel’s essay on Lolita. ]

Donoghue, Denis. Connoissesurs of Chaos: Ideas of Order in Modern American Poetry (New York: Macmillan, 1965). [Poe “is the chief reason for the common understanding that American poetry tends to be metaphysical without being religious, that it lives fretfully on earth, converting matter into spirit by compulsion, a nervous tic of imagination.”]

Durham, Philip, and Tauno F. Mustanoja. American Fiction in Finland (Helsinki: Société Néophilologique, 1960). [Contains a two-page synopsis of the Finnish reception of Poe’s works and a bibliography of translations.]

Ehrlich, Heyward Bruce. “A Study of Literary Activity in New York City During the 1840-Decade” (Doctoral Diss, New York U, 1963). Abst: DA, XXVII (1966), 201A. [The writing in the 1840’s of Cooper, Poe, Melville, Margaret Fuller, and Henry James, Sr., represents the diversity of literary response to the social, moral, and aesthetic ferment of New York City.]

Eisinger, Chester E. Fiction of the Forties (Chicago/London: U of Chicago Press, 1963). [Compares Poe’s writing with Truman Capote’s A Tree of Night, noting the similarity of “William Wilson” and “Shut a Final Door,” and Paul Bowles’s The Delicate Prey and Other Stories. ] [page 14:]

Embler, Weller. Metaphor and Meaning (DeLand, Fla: Everett/ Edwards, 1966). [The author briefly discusses Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher” and “The Cask of Amontillado.”]

Fanger, Donald. Dostoevsky and Romantic Realism: A Study of Dostoevsky in Relation to Balzac, Dickens, and Gogol (Cambridge: Harvard U P, 1965). [Dostoevsky praised Poe for his ability to use the “power of detail” to convince the reader of the reality of the impossible; but Dostoevsky fundamentally differed from Poe because he took pains to remain within the limits of the empirically possible.]

Fehrman, Carl. “The Moment of Creation,” Orbis Litterarum, XXII (1967), 13-23. [Includes commentary on “The Philosophy of Composition.”]

Foerster, Donald M. The Fortunes of Epic Poetry: A Study in English and American Criticism, 1750-1950 (Catholic U of America Press, 1962). [Chapter Four, “The Epic in an Epic Land: American Theory, 1812-1860,” pp. 83-115; the treatment of Poe is contradictory.]

Fornell, Earl Wesley. The Unhappy Medium: Spiritualism and the Life of Margaret Fox (Austin: U of Texas Press, 1964). [Mrs. L. P. Weismann, a nineteenth-century spiritualist, stated that she had “contacted the spirit of Edgar Allan Poe who reported that the financier, James Fisk, Jr., was now a reptile in the world beyond.” With Poe’s assistance, Fisk described his afterlife: “Horror of horrors! I am surrounded by black darkness — so black I can almost feel it!”]

Freedman, Ralph. The Lyrical Novel: Studies in Hermann Hesse, André Gide and Virginia Woolf  (Princeton: Princeton U P, 1963). (Poe is important in the tradition of the lyrical novel because his concept of the imagination enabled him to focus on the art object and establish an “aesthetic situation,” as in “The Fall of the House of Usher.”]

Gassner, John, and Ralph G. Allen , eds. “Two critiques of Anna Cora Mowatt’s Fashion, ” in Theatre and Drama in the Making (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1964). [Reprints two critiques by Poe on the American play Fashion, pp. 872-879.]

Grant, Douglas. “The Croak of the Raven,” in Purpose and Place: Essays on American Writers (New York: St Martin’s Press, 1965), pp. 40-45. [Previously appeared in The Times Literary Supplement. See Reviews Appendix.]

Hahn, Emily. Romantic Rebels: An Informal History of Bohemianism in America (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1967). [Argues against considering Poe an early Bohemian.]

Harrison, Stanley R. “Through a Nineteenth-Century Looking Glass: The Letters of Edgar Fawcett,” Tulane Studies in English, XV (1967), 107-157. [The collection includes a letter to Paul Hamilton Hayne in which Fawcett disagrees with Poe’s conception of poetry.]

Haycraft, Howard. “Poe and ‘The Musiad ’,” The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, LIX (1965), 437-438. [Supports the speculation that Poe may have written The Musiad or Ninead by “Diabolus.”]

Head, Joseph, and S. L. Cranston , eds. Reincarnation: An East-West Anthology (New York: The Julian Press, 1961). [A compilation of quotations from religious and from over 400 western thinkers on the question of reincarnation; includes excerpts from Poe’s Eureka and “Berenice,” p. 261.]

Hill, Donald L. Richard Wilbur (New York: Twayne Publishers, 1967). [Contains references to Poe, the most important of which discloses Wilbur’s sympathy with Poe’s distrust of the scientific spirit.]

Hough, Graham. An Essay on Criticism (New York: W. W. Norton, 1966). [Poe’s approach to literature is considered in the chapter on formal theory.]

Hubbell, Jay B. “Edgar Allan Poe and the South,” in South and Southwest: Literary Essays and Reminiscences (Durham: Duke U P, 1965), pp. 100-122. [Revised version of “Poe and [column 2:] the Southern Literary Tradition,” Texas Studies in Literature and Language (1960).]

Hyslop, Lois Boe, and Francis E. Hyslop, Jr ., eds. Baudelaire as a Literary Critic, Introduced and Translated by the Authors (Univ Park: Pennsylvania State U P, 1964). [Contains “Edgar Poe, His Life and Works” and “New Notes on Edgar Poe”; the introductory essays indicate the relationship between these two works and discuss the development of Baudelaire’s esthetics and literary criticism.]

Kayser, Wolfgang. The Grotesque in Art and Literature, Translated by Ulrich Weisstein (Bloomington: Indiana U P, 1963). [English translation of Das Groteske: seine Gestaltsung in Malerei und Dichtung (1957), listed in Lewis A. Lawson’s bibliography on the “grotesque” in the first number of the Poe Newsletter. ]

Killy, Walther. “Künstliche Abenteuer — Poe: ‘Narrative of A. Gordon Pym ’,” in Wirklichkeit und Kunstcharakter: Neun Romane des 19. Jahrhunderts (Müncher: Beck, 1963), pp. 125-145. [No further information available.]

Koch, Donald A ., ed. Ten Nights in a Bar-Room, And What I Saw There by Timothy Shay Arthur, with an Introduction (Cambridge: Harvard U P, 1964). [The introductory essay sketches Arthur’s life and touches upon his relationship with Poe, suggesting that Poe’s contempt of Arthur sprang from envy.]

Kreiger, Murray. “Contextualism Was Ambitious,” in The Play and Place of Criticism (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press, 1967), pp. 153-164. [Asserts that Poe’s “weak aesthetic” is far different from the modern “contextualist” approach; see Sutton, Walter.]

Lawrence, D. H. The Symbolic Meaning: The Uncollected Versions of Studies in Classic American Literature, ed. Armin Arnold (Fontwell, Arundel: Centaur Press Limited, 1962). [Contains Lawrence’s original essay on Poe that appeared in the English Review for April, 1919, and which the editor believes is superior to the revised essay.]

Lemon, Lee T. The Partial Critics (New York: Oxford U P, 1965). [Poe’s “To Helen” succeeds because Poe permits the language to work naturally (including the symbol of Helen) in expressing “an experience that can be accepted within the larger framework of human knowledge and feeling,” pp. 196-199.]

Lentricchia, Frank. The Gaiety of Language: An Essay on the Radical Poetics of W. B. Yeats and Wallace Stevens (Berkeley: U of Calif Press, 1968). [Poe is included among those poets who are compared with Yeats and Stevens.]

Lewis, Leslie L. [See Altenbernd, Lynn.]

Lowrie, Joyce Oliver. “Barbey’s Un Pretre Marie: Sources and Variations,” Renascence, XX (1967), 44-55. [Responds to A. E. Carter’s statement that the morbid tone in Un Prêtre marié is explained by Barbey’s interest in Poe; see Carter, A. E.]

Mabbott, Thomas Ollive. “Mrs. Kirkland’s ‘Essay on Fiction ’,” Bulletin of the New York Public Library, LXIV (1960), 395-397. [Touches upon Poe’s relationship with Mrs. Kirkland.]

Male, Roy R. “The Story of the Mysterious Stranger in American Fiction,” Criticism, III (1961), 281-294. [Mentions narrative poems, including “The Raven.”]

Mallet, Robert , ed. Self-Portraits: The Gide/Valéry Letters 1890-1942, Abridged and Translated by June Guicharnaud (Chicago: U of Chicago Press, 1966). [Poe is mentioned or discussed fifteen times.]

Maritain, Jacques. Challenges and Renewals, selected readings edited by Joseph W. Evans and Leo R. Ward (Notre Dame: U of Notre Dame Press, 1966). [In a footnote to an excerpt from Creative Intuition in Art and Poetry (pp. 43-44) [page 15:] Maritain expands upon Poe’s interpretation of Dryden’s “Great wits are sure to madness near allied.”]

Martin, Terence. The Instructed Vision: Scottish Common Sense Philosophy and the Origins of American Fiction (Bloomington: Indiana U P, 1961). [The author’s study of early nineteenth-century American Common Sense philosophy and the complementary self-consciously responsible society provides a context for understanding why American writers turned to the romance — a form where the imagination ceases to be “subservient to literal fact.”]

Maxwell, D. E. S. American Fiction: The Intellectual Background (New York: Columbia U P, 1963). [Within an excellent chapter entitled “Poe and the Romantic Experiment” the author presents Poe’s ideas in the context of the Thomistic concept of the Universe, and considers Poe’s stylistic methods as an attempt to fuse the verisimilitude of Defoe with the symbolism of Shelley. In The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym Poe has used this method to support the central idea of the novel: “that the world of reality and the forms of society are unstable figments; that in them, destructive, suprarational impulses lead to a mystical but undefined consummation.”]

McLean, Robert Colin. George Tucker: Moral Philosopher and Man of Letters (Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina Press, 1961). [Tucker’s esthetic theories may have influenced Poe’s thinking, and the examples of onomatopoeia included in Tucker’s “Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres” may have helped Poe in deriving the words “Ulalume,” “Yaanek,” and “tintinnabulation.”]

More, Paul Elmer. Shelburne Essays on American Literature, selected and edited by Daniel Aaron (New York/Burlingame: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1963). [”The Origins of Hawthorne and Poe” and “A Note on Poe’s Method.”]

Moskowitz, Sam. Explorers of the Infinite (Cleveland/New York: World Publishing Co, 1963). [Chapter Three, “The Prophetic Edgar Allan Poe,” pp. 46-61, considers Poe in the context of science-fiction.]

Moulton’s Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors Through the Beginning of the Twentieth Century , Abridged, Revised, and with Additions by Martin Tucker (New York: Frederick Ungar, 1966). [Vol. III, “The Romantic Period to the Victorian Age: Edgar Allan Poe, 1809-1849,” pp. 139-161, contains over fifty short passages on Poe by various nineteenth-century writers.]

Parks, Edd Winfield. Ante-Bellum Southern Literary Critics (Athens: U of Georgia Press, 1962). [A large number of references to Poe.]

Paulding, James Kirke. The Letters of James Kirke Paulding, ed. Ralph M. Aderman (Madison: U of Wisconsin Press, 1962). [Paulding wrote two letters to T. W. White concerning a proposed publication of Poe’s Tales and two letters to Poe on the same subject; one letter to Rufus W. Griswold discusses Poe’s critical writing.]

Poe, Edgar Allan. Editions. [The National Union Catalog, published by the Library of Congress, has a record of sixty editions of Edgar Allan Poe’s works which were published between January, 1966, and July, 1968. These editions come from thirteen different countries; they include introductions, prefaces, or afterwords by Arthur Hobson Quinn, de Arturo Souto, Vincent Price, David Sohn, A. Hitchcock, Léon Lemonnier, Baudelaire, Basil Ashmore, John Ward Ostrom, Jacques Perret, S. S. Ewers, Kenneth Graham, Harro H. Kühnelt, Floyd Zulli, and David Galloway.]

Poggioli, Renato. The Poets of Russia, 1890-1930 (Cambridge: Harvard U P, 1960). [Poe influenced the poetry of Merezhkóvskij, the horror tales of Brjusov, and Russian Symbolist theory.]

Pollin, Burton R. “Primitivism in Imogen, ” Bulletin of the New York Public Library, LXVII (1963), 186-190. [In the introductory paragraph the author speculates that Poe may have read Godwin’s Imogen because of the “striking” similarities [column 2:] between “The Fall of the House of Usher” and Godwin’s novel.]

Price, Lawrence Marsden. The Reception of United States Literature in Germany (Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina Press, 1966). [Several references to the German reception of Poe’s writings.]

Pritchard, John Paul. Literary Wise Men of Gotham: Criticism in New York, 1815-1860 (Louisiana State U P, 1963). [A large number of Poe references.]

Quinn, Edward G. [See Campbell, Oscar James.]

Quinn, Sister M. Bernetta, O.S.F. “A New Approach to Early American Literature,” College English, XXV (1964), 267-273. [Several analogies are drawn between Poe’s writings and the paintings of Albert Pinkham Ryder: “The Haunted Palace” and The Temple of the Mind, “The Pit and the Pendulum” and The Race Track, “Ligeia” and Constance. ]

Reid, Randall. The Fiction of Nathanael West: No Redeemer, No Promised Land (Chicago/London: U of Chicago Press, 1967). [Although West attempted to write lyric novels by following Poe’s definition of a lyric poem, he rejected the tradition of the typical symbolist hero that had been present from Poe to Huysmans.]

Riley, Anthony W. “Notes on Thomas Mann And English and American Literature,” Comparative Literature, XVII (1965), 57-72. [Discusses Mann’s use of “The Fall of the House of Usher” in Buddenbrooks. ]

Russell, John and Ashley Brown , eds. Satire: A Critical Anthol ogy (Cleveland/New York: World Publishing Co., 1967). [Contains Poe’s “The Man That Was Used Up.” The foreward, pp. xv-xxiv, discusses the origins, ingredients, development, and moods of satire.]

Salvan, Jacques L. The Scandalous Ghost: Sartre’s Existentialism as Related to Vitalism, Humanism, Mysticism, Marxism (Detroit: Wayne State U P, 1967). [Salvan suggested to Sartre in a personal interview that his idea of a “detotalized totality” can be traced back to a certain romantic nature mysticism; in Poe’s Eureka Salvan sees a denial of the unity of the Mind, the fragmentation of the Mind into a multiplicity of consciousness.]

Sewell, Elizabeth. The Human Metaphor (Notre Dame: U of Notre Dame Press, 1964). [Four references to Poe. The author considers Eureka in reference to a discussion of “Nature” metaphors, comments upon Poe’s phrase “reciprocity of adaptation,” and remarks that in “Ligeia” the suggestion of the death of a human being as a matter of will looks forward to Schopenhauer.]

Singh, G. Leopardi and the Theory of Poetry (U of Kentucky Press, 1964). [Leopardi anticipated many of the cardinal points in the Poe-Baudelaire esthetics.]

Spencer, Benjamin T. “Doctor Williams ’ American Grain,” Tennessee Studies in Literature, VIII (1963), 1-16. [Describes William Carlos Williams ’ conception of the American literary tradition with several references to Poe.]

Stein, Roger B. John Ruskin and Aesthetic Thought in America, 1840-1900 (Cambridge: Harvard U P, 1967). [Poe’s esthetic thought, unlike that of Ruskin and his followers, challenged the fundamental nature of contemporary artistic values; Usher represents a mad esthetic destroying traditional ethical and metaphysical concepts.]

Stronks, James B. “Author Rejects Publisher: Caroline Kirkland and The Gift, ” Bulletin of the New York Public Library, LXIV (1960), 548-550. [Poe is mentioned several times.]

Sutton, Walter. “Contextualist Theory and Criticism as a Social Act,”The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, XIX (1961), 317-325. [The contextualist should support Poe’s dictum that “a long poem does not exist,” because, for both, “intransitivity and unity of effect are essentials of the aesthetic experience.” See Kreiger, Murray.] [page 16:]

Tanselle, G. Thomas. “The Descriptive Bibliography of American Authors,” Studies in Bibliography, XXI (1968), 1-24. [Calls for more careful bibliographies of primary materials of nineteenth-century and twentieth-century American writers; the Poe bibliography is at best, according to the author, only usable.]

Tick, Stanley. “Form of the Novel in the Nineteenth Century: Studies in Dickens, Melville, and George Eliot.” (Doctoral Diss, U of Calif, San Diego, 1966). Abst: DA, XXVII (1966), 1349A-1350A. [Focusing on Melville, the author discusses the development of the “symbolic romance,” and in passing touches on Poe, Hawthorne, and Emily Bronte.]

Weber, Jean-Paul. “L ’analyse thématique. Hier, anjourd ’hui et demain,” Études Françaises, I (1965), 29-71. [Discusses Poe (pp. 63-64), and announces a forthcoming essay on the motif of the abyss in Poe.]

Welland, Denis. “The Dark Voice of the Sea: A Theme in American Poetry,” American Poetry, ed. Irvin Ehrenpreis (New York: St Martin’s Pres, (1965). [In the brief discussion of Poe’s “The City in the Sea,” the author stresses “the impenetrability of the element that separates the watcher from death’s dream kingdom.”]

White, Morton, and Lucia Morton. The Intellectual Versus the City, from Thomas Jefferson to Frank Lloyd Wright (Cambridge: Harvard U P, and the M.I.T. Press, 1962). [Chapter Four, “Bad Dream of the City: Melville, Hawthorne, and Poe,” pp. 36-53.]

Wilbur; Richard. [See Reviews Appendix, under Carlson, Eric W.]

Wilson, William Danforth. “The Contemporaneous Critical Response to Hawthorne’s Use of Allegory” (Doctoral Diss, Columbia U, 1966). Abst: DA, XXVII (1967), 4232A-4233A. [Includes discussion of Poe’s response to Hawthorne.]

Worth, George J. James Hannay: His Life and Works (Lawrence: U of Kansas Publications, 1964). [Hannay’s edition of Poe’s poetry was the first collection of Poe’s verse to appear in England; according to the author, Hannay’s introduction demonstrates a sharp critical acumen and a sympathy for the subject.]

Zipes, Jack David. “Studies of the Romantic Hero in German and American Literature” (Doctoral Diss, Columbus U, 1965). Abst: DA, XXVII (1966), 191A. [Chapter Two compares Hoffmann’s Der goldne Topf and Poe’s The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym; both works focus on heroes “who undergo a transformation and learn that they cannot simply dream of the life they want, but they must struggle and suffer for it.”]


Appendix: Book Reviews

In this appendix an attempt has been made to include the most significant reviews of books on Poe that have been published since 1960. Because of the large number of reviews printed each year, I have excluded many of the briefer reviews which have previously been listed in one of the following publications: Book Review Index; An Index to Book Reviews in the Humanities; Book Review Digest.

ADAMS, Robert Martin. NIL: Episodes in the Literary Conquest of Void During the Nineteenth Century (New York: Oxford U P, 1966).

Petersen, Milton C. “Poe and the Void,” Poe Newsletter, I (1968), 14-16. [column 2:]

BITTNER, William. Poe: A Biography (Boston: Little, Brown, 1962).

Bradbury, Malcolm. “American Gothic,” The Listener, LXX (7 Nov. 1963), 763.

“The Croak of the Raven,” The Times Literary Supplement [London], No. 3230 (23 Jan. 1964), p. 66. [Also reviews Edgar Allan Poe by Edward Wagenknecht and Poe’s Literary Battles by Sidney P. Moss. The author (see Grant, Douglas) discusses the romantic, imaginative aspects of Poe’s mind, which, he feels, have been ignored by Poe’s recent biographers.]

Faverty, Frederick A. “Poe’s Demons Exorcised in a New Evaluation,” Chicago Sunday Tribune Magazine of Books (9 Dec. 1962), p. 12.

Gold, Arthur R. “The Unsolved Enigma of Edgar Allan Poe,” New York Herald Tribune: Books, XXXIX (14 Oct. 1962), p. 9.

Howard, Leon Nineteenth-Century Fiction, XVIII (1963), 97-98.

Mabbott, Thomas Ollive. American Literature, XXXV (1963), 95-96.

Moore, Harry T. “The Poet and the Psychoanalysts,” Saturday Review, XLV (13 Oct. 1962), p. 23.

Wilson, James Southall. “Another Biography of Poe,” Virginia Quarterly Review, XXXIX (1963), 340-341.

BURANELLI, Vincent. Edgar Allan Poe (New York: Twayne Publishers, 1961).

Braddy, Haldeen. American Literature, XXXIII (1962), 532-533.

Hicks, Granville. “From Poe Through Faulkner,” Saturday Review, XLIV (12 Aug. 1961), p. 13.

Levine, Stuart. “Scholarly Strategy: The Poe Case,” American Quarterly, XVII (1965), 133-144. [A review-article including comments on Edgar A. Poe: The Inner Pattern by David M. Rein; Poe’s Literary Battles by Sidney P. Moss; Edgar Allan Poe by Edward Wagenknecht; John Henry Ingram’s Poe Collection at the University of Virginia, compiled by John C. Miller.]

Moore, Geoffrey. “American Literature,” The Year’s Work in English Studies, XLII (1961), 282. [Also reviews Die Todesszene und ihre Funktion im Kurtzgeschichten Werk von Edgar Allan Poe by Klaus Lubbers.]

S[tuart] G. L[evine]. Midcontinent American Studies Journal, IV (1963), 78.

CARLSON, Eric W ., ed. The Recognition of Edgar Allan Poe (Ann Arbor: U of Michigan Press, 1966).

Kesterson, David B. Studies in Short Fiction, V (1968), 200-202.

Lehan, Richard. “Recent Books: American Fiction,” Nineteenth-Century Fiction, XXIII (1968), 120-122. “Literary Studies,” Virginia Quarterly Review, XLIII (Spring 1967), lix.

Smithline, Arnold. Library Journal, XCI (15 Dec. 1966), 6087.

Stovall, Floyd. American Literature, XXXIX (1967), 226-227.

Wilbur, Richard. “The Poe Mystery Case,” The New York Review of Books, IX (13 July 1967), pp. 16, 25-28.

FLORENNE, Yves , ed. Charles Baudelaire: Oeuvres Complètes, Edition établie dans un ordre nouveau présentée et annotée par Yves Florenne (Paris: Le Club Français du Livre, 1966).

Richard, Claude. “Raising the Wind; or, the French Editions of Edgar Allan Poe,” Poe Newsletter, I (1968), 11-12.

HOUGH, Robert L., ed. Literary Criticism of Edgar Allan Poe (Lincoln: U of Nebraska Press, 1965).

Moore, Geoffrey, and R. W. Willett. “American Literature,” The Year’s Work in English Studies, XLVI (1965), 347-348. [Geoffrey Moore also reviews The Poems of [page 17:] Edgar Allan Poe, ed. Floyd Stovall; Four Stories by Poe by Susan Solomont and Ritchie Darling; Edgar Allan Poe by Geoffrey Rans.]

LUBBERS, Klaus. Die Todesszene und ihre Funktion im Kurtzgeschichten Werk von Edgar Allan Poe (Mainz: Max Hueber Verlag, 1961).

Lorch, Fred W. American Literature, XXXV (1963), 94-95.

Moore, Geoffrey. “American Literature,” The Year’s Work In English Studies, XLII (1961), 282.

MILLER, John C ., comp. John Henry Ingram’s Poe Collection at the University of Virginia: A Calendar of Letters and other Manuscripts . . . . with a Prefatory Essay on Ingram as a Poe Editor and Biographer and as a Collector of Poe Materials (Charlottesville: U of Virginia Press, 1960).

Jacobs, Robert D. The South Atlantic Quarterly, LX (1961), 515-516.

Levine, Stuart. “Scholarly Strategy: The Poe Case,” American Quarterly, XVII (1965), 133-144. [See under Buranelli, Vincent.]

“A Room Full of Poe,” The Times Literary Supplement [London] No. 3,081 (17 March 1961), 176.

MOSS, Sidney P. Poe’s Literary Battles: The Critic in the Context of His Literary Milieu (Durham: Duke U P, 1963).

Bogart, Herbert. Journal of English and Germanic Philology, LXIII (1964), 832-834.

“The Croak of the Raven.” [See under Bittner, William.]

Davis, Richard B. American Book Collector, XIII (1963), 3.

Hook, Andrew. Modern Language Review, LIX (1964), 649-650. [Also reviews Edgar Allan Poe by Edward Wagenknecht.]

Howard, Leon. Nineteenth-Century Fiction, XVIII (1963), 99.

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Moore, Geoffrey, and T. R. Arp. “American Literature,” The Year’s Work in English Studies, XLV (1964), 364. [Geoffrey Moore also reviews Edgar Allan Poe as Literary Critic by Edd Winfield Parks and The J. K. Lilly Collection of Edgar Allan Poe by David A. Randall.]

Parks, Edd Winfield. The Georgia Review, XVII (1963), 479-481.

Prichard, John Paul. Books Abroad, XXXVII (1963), 449.

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Bonnet, Jean-Marie. “Raising the Wind; or, the French Editions of Edgar Allan Poe,” Poe Newsletter, I (1968), 12-13.

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Current-Garcia, Eugene. The Mississippi Quarterly, XVIII (1965), 109-111.

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Moore, Geoffrey, and T. R. Arp. “American Literature,” The Year’s Work in English Studies, XLV (1964), 364.

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Dodsworth, Martin. “Look and Learn,” New Statesman, n.s.v. LXX (20 Aug. 1965), 257.

Moore, Geoffrey, and R. W. Willett. “American Literature,” The Year’s Work in English Studies, XLVI (1965), 347-348.

“Studies in Six,” The Times Literary Supplement [London], No. 3,301 (3 June 1965), 456.

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R. L. H. Prairie Schooner, XLI (1967), 356-357.

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Moore, Geoffrey, and R. W. Willett. “American Literature,” The Year’s Work in English Studies, XLVI (1965), 347-348.

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Schroeter, James. Modern Philology, LXV (1967), 84-86.

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Weeks, Donald. The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, XXV (1967), 471.

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Asselineau, Roger. Étudies Anglaises, XVIII (1965), 97-8.

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“Way-Worn Wanderer,” The Economist, CCIX (30 Nov. 1963), 930.

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