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The Complete Stories


Publisher:Alfred a Knopf Inc 1992-12-01



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Edgar Allan Poes gift for the macabrehis genius in finding the strangeness lurking at the heart of thingswas so extraordinary that he exerted a major influence on Baudelaire and French symbolism, on Freudian analysis, and also on the detective novel and the Hollywood movie. His psychologically profound stories of encounters with the marvelous, the uncanny, and the dreadful representin contrast to the optimism of writers like Emerson and Whitmanthe other, darker side of the nineteenth-century American sensibility.

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