- Publisher: Reprint Services Corp (March 1992)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0781268354
- ISBN-13: 978-0781268356
- Product Dimensions: 1 x 6.5 x 9.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
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Edgar Allan Poe: A Study in Genius
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I think Poe's quote on pages 127-128 serve best to illustrate this point, "-whether all that is profound-does not spring from disease of thought-from moods of mind exalted at the expense of general intellect. They who dream by day are cognizant of many things who dream only by night. In their gray visions they obtain glimpses of eternity, and thrill, in awaking, to find that they have been upon the verge of a great secret. In snatches, they learn something of the wisdom which is good, and more of the mere knowledge of which is evil. They penetrate, however rudderless or compassless, into the vast ocean of the "light ineffable."-To anyone associated with Romantic poetry or mystic religious literature, the adjective that springs to one's mind here is not "neurotic" but rather mystical and/or Romantic.
Poe like all the great mystics and Romantics (St. John of The Cross, Shelley, Yeats etc.Read more ›