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Nightmares on Congress Str

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ISBN-10: 1400102634

ISBN-13: 9781400102631

Edition: N/A

Authors: Fitz J. O'Brien, Edgar Allan Poe

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List price: $19.99
Publisher: Tantor Media, Incorporated
Binding: Sheet Map, Rolled 
Size: 5.50" wide x 6.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.242
Language: English

There has never been any doubt about Poe's enormous literary significance, but, with regard to his ultimate artistic merit, there has been considerable disagreement. To some he is little more than a successful charlatan, whose literary performances are only a virtuoso's display of stunning, but finally shallow, effects. Others, however, are struck by Poe's profound probing of the human psyche, his philosophical sophistication, and his revolutionary attitude toward literary language. No doubt both sides of this argument are in part true in their assessments. Poe's work is very uneven, sometimes reaching great literary heights, at other times striking the honest reader as meaningless,…