Edgar Allan Poe | Critical Essay by Julia A. Kushigian

This literature criticism consists of approximately 20 pages of analysis & critique of Edgar Allan Poe.
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Critical Essay by Julia A. Kushigian

SOURCE: Kushigian, Julia A. “The Detective Story Genre in Poe and Borges.” Latin American Literary Review 11, no. 22 (spring-summer 1983): 27-39.

In the following essay, Kushigian traces connections between the detective stories of Edgar Allan Poe and Jorge Luis Borges, and concludes that the two writers share a unique perception of the world.

Jorge Luis Borges has remarked that writers create their precursors. This statement suggests that the precursor's text should be read and understood in a unique manner, whereupon a reading of the precursor's text is viewed in the light of the author's (in this situation, Borges') more recent text. Borges has in a sense inverted the downward movement of influence from precursor to author. In this manner he aligns himself to the theory of literature expressed by T. S. Eliot in his article, &#x...

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