Without warning, without any preliminary fanfare of trumpets, a book has now appeared that towers above others of its kind, a book in which resourceful scholarship and a lucid gift of expression are happily joined. I wish I could recapture all I have recklessly said in praise of other books and concentrate it here.(Books)
Arthur Hobson Quinn (1875-1960) is also the author of American Fiction: An Historical and Critical Survey and History of the American Drama. Shawn J. Rosenheim is an associate professor of English at Williams College. He is the author of The Cryptographic Imagination: Secret Writing from Edgar Allan Poe to the Internet, also available from Johns Hopkins.
Essential. The definitive biography of Edgar Allan Poe.
This, The Poe Log and The Collected Letters are a holy triumvirate for Poe scholars.
This is a great, comprehensive biography of Poe focused on dispelling many of the rumors and myths and out-right falsehoods perpetuated about him. It's also *very* dense. Read morePublished 6 months ago by William Odis Pate II