Edgar Allan Poe | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Andrew Levy

This literature criticism consists of approximately 31 pages of analysis & critique of Edgar Allan Poe.
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Critical Essay by Andrew Levy

SOURCE: Levy, Andrew. “Poe's Magazine.” In The Culture and Commerce of the American Short Story, pp. 10-26. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993.

In the following excerpt, Levy details Edgar Allan Poe's formative influence on the American short story by examining the economic and artistic ideals of his proposed literary magazine.

Naming is how the world enlarges itself. We might try the same with the thing at hand, calling it poe, for instance. “Me, I write poes,” one could say.

Russell Banks, “Toward a New Form,” Sudden Fiction, ed. Shapard and Thomas (1986) 245.

Any history of the development of the short story in America must begin with Edgar Allan Poe's review of Nathaniel Hawthorne's Twice-Told Tales in 1842. This...

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