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Raven With the Philosophy of Composition

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ISBN-10: 1559211784

ISBN-13: 9781559211789

Edition: 2015

Authors: Edgar Allen Poe, Alan J. Robinson

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"once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary..." thus begins perhaps the most-quoted poem ever written in the English Language. Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven is illustrated with Alen James Robinson's masterful etchings and wood engravings
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Book details

List price: $7.95
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: Moyer Bell
Publication date: 7/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 40
Size: 7.00" wide x 7.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.132

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,…