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Current Poe Bibliography

This checklist supplements “Current Poe Bibliography” appearing in Poe Studies, 15 (1982), 13-18. This listing was compiled by a committee composed of J. Lasley Dameron, Chairman, Memphis State University; John E. Reilly, College of the Holy Cross; Thomas C. Carlson, Memphis State University; and Benjamin F. Fisher IV, University of Mississippi. The Committee will be pleased to receive offprints from any source. Send offprints to J. Lasley Dameron, Department of English, Memphis State University, Memphis, Tennessee 38152.

The Committee wishes to thank the Mississippi Quarterly for granting permission to incl,ude listings from its annual bibliography of criticism on Southern Literature. In some instances, however, annotations from various bibliographical sources like the MLA International Bibliography and American Literature are utilized. Foreign entries are not annotated unless additional bibliographical information is required. Reviews and review-essays are gathered Separately at the end of the listing. The Committee wishes to acknowledge the editorial assistance of Ms. Carol Penn of Memphis State University for her aid in preparing this list.

Baguley, David. “Guiomar’s Poetics of Death and ‘The Raven,‘” Poe Studies, 15 (1982), 38-40. [Interprets Poe’s “The Raven” in the light of Michael Guiomar’s study of “the characteristic modes that the creative imagination engenders for the representation of the presence and the imminence of death.” See Guiomar’s Principes d‘une esthetique de la mort (Paris: Jose Gorti, 1967).]

Bandy, W. T. “Two Notes on Poe’s Death,” Poe Studies, 14 (1981), 32. [Cites the correct name of the hospital in which Poe died and a “hitherto unnoticed” reference to Poe’s death in the Washington National Intelligencer.]

————————. “Poe, Duane and Duffee,” University of Mississippi Studies in English, 3 (1982), 81-95. [Outlines the uneasy relationships between Poe, William Duane, Jr., and Harold Francis Duffee, who lambasted Poe about “The Gold-Bug.”]

Barthes, Roland. “Textual Analysis of Poe’s ‘Valdemar,‘” Untying the Text. A Post-Structuralist Reader, ed. Robert Young and trans. Geoff Bennington (Boston: Routledge, 1981), pp. 133-161. [Attempts to locate and classify the forms and codes in the text of Poe’s “Valdemar” in order “to conceive, to imagine, to live the plurality of the text, the opening of the text, the opening of its ’significance.‘” Translated from Semiotique narrative et textuelle, ed. Claude Chabrol (Paris: Larousse, 1973), pp. 29-54.]

Bauchinger, Katrina E. “Poe’s Vote for Byron: The Problem of [column 2:] Its Duration,” Byron: Poetry and Politics: Seventh Intl. Byron Symposivm, Salzburg 1980, ed. Edwin A. Sturzl and James Hogg (Salzburg: Inst. fur Anglistik and Amerikanistik, Univ. Salzburg, 1981), pp. 301-322.

Begnal, M. H. “Fellini and Poe: A Story with a Moral?” Literature/Film Quarterly, 10 (1982), 130-133. [On Poe’s influence upon Fellini’s film Spirits of the Dead.]

Bloch, Robert. “Poe and Lovecraft,” H. P. Lovecraft: Four Decades of Criticism (Athens: Ohio Univ. Press, 1980), pp. 158160. [A revised version of an article in Ambrosia, August 1973.]

Blythe, Hal and Charlie Sweet. “A Note on Poe’s ‘Berenice’: A Classical Source for the Narrator’s Fantasy,” University of Mississippi Studies in English, 3 (1982), 64-67. [The source is the Cadmus myth, which Poe probably knew best in Jacob Bryant.]

————————. “Poe’s Satiric Use of Vampirism in ‘Berenice,‘” Poe St?‘dies, 14 (1981), 23-24. [In “Berenice,” Poe achieves irony in casting “the title character, not the narrator in the role of the vampire . . . .”]

Canady, Nicholas. “Poe’s ‘William Wilson,‘” Explicator, 40 (1982), 28-29. [Compares “William Wilson” with “Sonnet — Silence” and “Silence — A Fable” and suggests that Poe’s tale is a study of “twin identity: corporate and incorporate silence.”]

Carlson, Eric and Kent P. Ljungquist, eds. Poe Studies Association Newsletter, 10, No. 1 (Spring 1982), [1-4]; 10, No. 2 (Fall 1982), [1-4]; 11, No. 1 (Spring 1983), [1-4]. [Includes announcements and brief notices of Poe scholarship.]

Crowder, Ashly Bland. “Poe’s Criticism of Women Writers,” University of Mississippi Studies in English, 3 (1982), 102119. [Challenges previous studies that attribute to Poe a special kindness in reviewing writings by women.]

Dameron, J. Lasley, et al. “Current Poe Bibliography,” Poe Studies, 15 (1982), 13-18. [Supplements “Current Poe Bibliography” appearing in Poe Studies, 14 (1981), 25-30.]

Dayan, Joan. “The Road to Landor’s Cottage: Poe’s Landscape of Effect,” University of Mississippi Studies in English, 3 (1982), 136-154. [A reading which designates the tale “a properly verbal expression of Poe’s poetic ideal.”]

Duffoy, Bernard. Poetry in America: Expression and Its Values in the Times of Bryant, Whitman, and Pond (Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press, 1978). [Poe’s poems are “bent away from sense and connection.” See pp. 17-22.]

Eddings, Dennis W. “Poe, Dupin, and the Reader,” University of Mississippi Studies in English, 3 (1982), 128-135. [Analyzes hoax elements in the Dupin tales, emphasizing how they are about the “duplicitous nature of existence.”]

Egan, K. V., Jr. “Descent to an Ascent: Poe’s Use of Perspective in ‘A Descent into the Maelstrom,“’ Studies in Short Fiction 19 (1982), 157-162. [Directs attention to the imagery of Poe’s “Descent” as a means of rediscovering Poe the artist.]

Engel, Leonard W. “Truth and Detection: Poe’s Tales of Ratiocination and His Use of the Enclosure,” Clues: A Journal of Detection, 3 (1982), 83-86. [The motif of enclosure in “Murders” and “The Purloined Letter” is assessed.]

Fisher, Benjamin Franklin, IV. “Fugitive Poe References: A Bibliography,” Poe Studies, 14 (1981), 25-30 15 (1982), 18-22. [Supplements fugitive Poe references listed in Poe Studies, 13 (1980), 34-36, and 14 (1981), 25-30.]

Foust, R. E. “Aesthetician of Simultaneity: E. A. Poe and Modern Literary Theory,” South Atlantic Review, 46 (1981), 17-25. [Proposes new line of Poe research: the influence of Poe’s ideas on modern literary criticism.]

Frank, Frederick S. “Polarized Gothic: An Annotated Bibliography of Poe’s Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym,” Bulletin of [page 35:] Bibliography, 38 (1981), 117-127. [A working, annotated bibliography of Pym criticism; entries are listed in the following categories: important printings of Pym, source studies, interpretive studies, and dissertations.]

Fukuda, Tatsuaki. “Kenkyu no Genkyo to Kadai: Edgar Allan Poe,” Eigo Seinen (Tokyo), 127 (1981), 240-241.

Fukucka, Kazuko. “Hitotsu no ‘Kuroneko’ Ron o Megutte,” Suga Yassw, Ogoshi Kazugo: Ryokyo ju Taikan Kinen Ronbsmsks’ (Kyoto: Apollonsha, 1980).

Fussell, D. H. “Do You Like Poe, Mr. Hardy?” Modern Fiction Studies, 27 (1981), 211-224. [Suggests that Hardy was drawn to Poe’s depiction of certain heroines in Poe’s fiction, especially those which can be categorized as “the lost beloved.”]

Galle, Roland. “Angstbildung im historischen Wandel von literarischer Erfahrung,” Neohelicon, 8 (1981), 43-61.

Gargano, James W. ” ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’: An Apocalyptic Vision,” University of Mississippi Studies in English, 3 (1982) 52-63. [“Usher” and “Eiros” are representative of Poe’s apocalyptic vision. The former, unlike the latter and Eureka, is not hopeful in implication.]

Gavrell, Kenneth. “The Problem of Poe’s Purloined Letter,” Armchair Detective, 15 (1982), 381-382. [Following the lead of Julian Symons, Gavrell questions the probability of Dupin’s ease in seeing the lost letter.]

Gerber, Gerald E. “E. A. Whipple Attacks Poe: A New Review,” American Literature, S3 (1981), 110-113. [Whipple attacks Poe’s “Autography” in a review appearing in the 18 December 1841 Boston Notion.]

————————. “Poe’s Littleton Barry and Isaac D‘Israeli’s Littleton,” Poe Studies, 14 (1981), 32. [Adam Littleton (1627-1694), referred to in Isaac D‘Israeli’s Curiosities of Literature, could be the source of Poe’s Broadway Journal pseudonym Littleton Barry.]

Gjurin Velemir. “Koritnikov Prevod Krokarja,” Slauisticna Reviia (Ljubljana, Yugoslavia), 29 (July-Sept. 1981), 325-338.

Greet, A. H. “Edouard Manet and His Poers: The Origins of the Livre de Peintre,” Symposisum, 34 (1980-81), 311-332. [Manes experiments in a new genre in illustrating books of poetry by Charles Cros, Stephane Mallarme, and “ — indirectly — Edgar Allan Poe.”]

Hatvary, George E. “Poe’s Possible Authorship of ‘An Opinion on Dreams,‘” Poe Studies, 14 (1981), 21-22. [Presents the text of “An Opinion on Dreams” appearing in Burton’s Gentleman’s Magazine, August 1839, and argues thar Poe wrote this essay.]

Heller, Terry. “Poe’s ‘Ligeia’ and the Pleasures of Terror,” Gothic, 2 (1980), 39-49. [Views the “pleasures of terror” as “humane pleasures.” In their humanizing tendency, horror stories have a place, as thoroughly illustrated by “Ligeia.”]

Hernandez del Castillo, Anal Keats, Poe, and the Shaping of Cortazar’s Mythopoesis (Amsterdam: Benjamins, 1981).

Herzberger, David K. “The Contrasting Poetic Theories of Poe and Becquer,” Romance Notes, 21 (1981), 323-328. [Although Poe and Gustavo Adolfo Becquer are compared, they differ in their poetic theories.]

Hirsch, David H. “Poe’s ‘Metzengerstein’ as a Tale of the Subconscious,” University of Mississippi Studies in English, 3 (1982), 40-52. [Building on earlier studies of “Metzengerstein,“Hirsch assesses the tale as a drama of the psyche. Humanity’s encounter with the eternal inspires terror.]

Hoffman, Steven K. “Sailing into the Self: Jung, Poe, and ‘MS. Found in a Bottle,‘” Tennessee Studies in Literature, 26 (1981), 66-74. [Among other things, Jung’s theory of individuation “furnishes the metaphors” through which the protagonist’s imaginative capabilities are awakened.] [column 2:]

Hulpke, Erika. “On First Translations of ‘The Raven’ into German,” Poe Studies, 15 (1982), 41. [Cites three early German translations of “The Raven.”]

Idol, John L., Jr., and Sterling K. Eisiminger. “Performances of Operas Based on Poe’s Fiction: A Supplementary Listing,” Poe Studies, 15 (1982), 42. [Lists operatic renditions of Poe’s life and work.]

Jackson, David K. “An Uncollected Letter of James Kirke Paulding,” Poe Studies, 15 (1982), 41. [Paulding praises an issue of the Southern Literary Messenger.]

Kern, Alexander. “Coleridge and American Romanticism: The Transcendentalists and Poe,” New Approaches to Coleridge: Biographical and Critical Essays (London: Vision Press, 1981), pp. 113-136. [Briefly reviews Poe’s debt to Coleridge and A. W. Schlegel, pp. 131-133.]

Kimura, Haruko. “Margaret Fuller to Poe,” Bungaks’ to America: Ohashi Kenzuro Kyoju Kanreki Kinen Ronbunsks‘, II (Tokyo: Nanundo, 1980), 7-27.

Knight, Stephen. “‘His Rich Identity‘ — Edgar Allan Poe’s Detective” Form and ideology in Crime Fiction (Bloomington: Indiana Univ. Press, 1981), pp. 39-66. [Discusses Dupin’s significance within the genre of the detective novel.]

Krainik, Clifford. “Eddy Portrait of Edgar Allan Poe Refuted,” Antiques and the Arts Weekly, 2 July 1982, p. 41. (Historical circumstances and physical unlikeness to Poe strongly suggest that the James Eddy portrait is not genuine. The Young Fine Arts Gallery announced the auction of the Eddy portrait in the 21 May 1982 issue of Antigsfes and the Arts Weekly, p. 19. See also Henry Scarupa’s “Alleged Portrait of Poe to be Auctioned Off Today.,” Baltimore Sun, 29 May 1982.]

Lemay, J. A. Leo. “Poe’s ‘The Businessman’: Its Contexts and Satire of Franklin’s Autobiography,” Poe Studies, 15 (1982), 29-37. [Poe’s 1845 version of “The Businessman” is a satire aimed at and drawing upon Benjamin Franklin’s Autobiography, “especially Part Two, the much-maligned Art of Virtue.”]

————————. “Psychology of ‘The Murders in the Rue Morgue,‘” American Literatvre, 54 (1982), 165-188. [Focusing largely on three tropes in the “Murders,” Lemay argues that Poe’s story “concerns psychology and sex, and pareicularly an opposition beeween the mind and the body.”]

Ljungquist, Kent. “Current Poe Activities,” Poe Studies, 15 (1982), 54-55. [Lists recent publications, meetings, dissertations — all pertaining to Poe.]

————————. “How to Write a Poe Thriller,” Southern Literary Journal, 14 (1981), 78-81. [Ljungquist reveals how writers of fiction play hob with the facts of Poe’s life in John Evangelist Walsh, Plumes in the Dust; David Madsen, Black Plumes; and Andrew Sinclair, The Facts in the Case of E. A. Poe.]

————————. “Poe and the Picturesque: Theory and Practice,” University of Mississippi Studies in English, 3 (1982), 25-39. [Surveys Poe s use of and thoughts about picturesqueness, with special concentration on his incorporation of his theories in “Usher.”]

————————. “Shadows Striking Eldorado: Poe’s Presence in Abbey’s The Brave Cowboy,” Southwestern American Literature, 7 (1982), 24-27. [Poe in “Eldorado” and Edward Abbey in The Brave Cowboy describe “an ideal quest in a somber tone.”]

Lloyd, Rosemary. “The Life and Works of Edgar Allan Poe,” Baudelaire’s Literary Criticism (New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1981). [Traces the history of Baudelaire’s affinity with Poe and analyzes his criticism of Poe’s works, stressing Baudelaire’s interpretation of Poe’s artistry as “un genre de beaute nouveau.”]

Mabbott, Maureen Cobb. “Reading ‘The Raven,‘” University of [page 36:] Mississippi Studies in English, 3 (1982), 96-101. [Notes that the poem is intended to be heard and discusses T. O. Mabbott’s discovery of its first book appearance in the second edition of G. Vanderhoff’s A Plain System of Elocution.]

Mainville, Stephen. “Language and the Void: Gothic Landscapes in the Frontiers of Edgar Allan Poe,” Genre (1981), 347362. [Poe’s Pym and The Journal of Jsulisus Rodman explore frontiers that are internal or “gothic” rather than geographical.]

McAuley, Kathleen A. Edgar Allan Poe: A Short Biography (Bronx, N.Y.: Bronx County Historical Society, 1982). [A sketch of Poe’s life with useful facts relative to Poe’s Bronx cottage.]

McElroy, John H. “The Kindred Artist; or, the Case of the Black Cat,” Studies in American Hamor, 3 (1976), 103-117. [“The Black Cat,” having elements of irony and comic distance can be read as “a hoax or diddle on sentimental readers.”]

Miller, Linda P. “The Writer in the Crowd: Poe’s Urban Vision,” American Transcendental Quarterly, 44 (1979), 325-339. [Poe’s prose “was spawned in, and indeed reflects, the city of his day.”]

Ning, Sheng, and Donald B. Stauffer. “The Influence of Edgar Allan Poe on Modern Chinese Literature,” University of Mississippi Studies in English, 3 (1982), 155-182. [Convincing, well documented survey of Poe’s impact upon Chinese writers since about 1920.]

Omans, Glen A. “Victor Cousin: Still Another Source of Poe’s Aesthetic Theory?” Studies in the American Renaissance (Boston: G. K. Hall, 1982), pp. 1-27. [“Poe’s ideas, if not always his phrases, are interestingly similar to those of Cousin,” but Omans is reluctant to assume that Poe lifted Cousin’s ideas without acknowledgement.]

Orr, Leonard. “The ‘Other’ and ‘Bad Faith’: The Proto-Existentialism of Poe’s ‘William Wilson,‘” Studies in the Hsumanities, 9 (1981), 33-38. [Poe’s “Wilson” touches on protoexistentialism in that the self is viewed from two different perspectives, the “I” and the “Other.”]

Ostrom, John W. “Edgar A. Poe: His Income as a Literary Entrepreneur,” Poe Studies, 15 (1982), 1-7. [Cites evidence that Poe’s total earnings as author, editor, and lecturer came to no more than $6,200.]

Pitcher, Edward W. R. “Poe’s Borrowings from Ainsworth’s The Falls of Ohiopyle,” American Notes and Queries, 19 (1980), 4-6. [Notes parallels between Ainsworth’s story and Poe’s Pym, “The Pit and the Pendulum,” “The Landscape Garden,” and “The Island of the Fay.”]

Poe, Edgar Allan. Poems of Edgar Allan Poe at Fordham, ed. Elizabeth Beirne (Bronx, N.Y.: Bronx County Historical Society, 1980). [Includes a two-page introduction by the editor.]

The Poe Messenger, Summer 1982 (Richmond, Va.: Poe Foundation). [Includes brief articles on the Broadway Journal, museum paintings relating to Poe, history of Richmond’s Poe Museum, recent publications on Poe, and announcements.]

Pollak, Virginia R. “Dickinson, Poe, and Barrett Browning: A Clarification,” New England Quarterly, 5 4 (1981), 121 - 124. [Emily Dickinson’s friend Henry Emmons gave her a copy of poems by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, not by Poe as previously surmised.]

Pollin, Burton R. “From ‘Estelle’ into ‘Annabel Lee’: Genesis of a Line,” American Notes and Queries, 19 (1981), 106-107. [Cites verbal parallel between Mary Lawson’s “Estelle” and “Annabel Lee.”]

————————. “‘MS. Found in a Bottle’ and Sir David Brewster’s Letters: A Source,” Poe Studies, 15 (1982), 40-41. [“MS. Found in a Bottle” borrows a prophetic image from Brewster’s Letters of Natural Magic.] [column 2:]

————————. “Music and Edgar Allan Poe: A Second Annotated Check List,” Poe Studies, 15 (1982), 7-9; see also “Addendum to Part I,” 42. [Updates listing of musical compositions (by composers) that are 1) based on Poe’s texts and 2) composed for Poe films and television productions, together with a brief introduction and a discography.]

————————. “Poe, Henry King, and the Two Writers Called Montgomery,” Studies in American Fiction, 8 (1980), 233-237. [Focuses largely on Poe’s use of James Montgomery’s 1833 Lectures on Poetry and General Literature.]

————————. “Poe’s ‘The Conqueror Worm,‘” Explicator, 40 (1982), 25-28. [Cites echoes of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth in “The Conqueror Worm.”]

————————. Word Index to Poe’s Fiction (New York: Gordian Press, 1982). [Provides a “key to the integrated body” of Poe’s fiction to accompany the 1941 Bradford Booth-Claude Jones concordance to Poe’s poetry.]

Ponnau, G[wenhael]. “Edgar Poe et Jules Verne: Le Sratut de la science dans la litterature fantastique et dans la litterature de science-fiction,” Mythes, images, representations, ed. JeanMarie Grassin (Paris: Didier, 1981), pp. 359-367.

Prina, Serena. “E. A. Poe: Tre donne,” Uomini e Libri: Periodico Bimestrale di Critica ed Informazione Letteraria, 16 (JuneJuly 1980), 23.

Reilly, John E. “Sarah Helen Whitman as a Critic of Poe,” University of Mississippi Studies in English, 3 (1982), 120-127. [Mrs. Whitman was an excellent contemporaneous critic of Poe’s work, as demonstrated in a valentine poem and in Edgar Poe and His Critics.]

Richard, Claude. “‘L‘ou I‘indicibilite de Dieu: Une Lecture de ‘Ligeia.‘” Delta: Revue du’ Centre d‘Etudes et de Recherche sur les Ecrivains du’ Ssud aux Etats-Unis (Montpelier, France), 12 (1981), 11-34.

Ricardou, Jean. “The Story Within the Story,” trans. by Joseph Kastner. James Joyce Quarterly, 18 (1981), 323-338. [The narrator’s reading of passages from The Mad Trist in “The Fall of the House of Usher” serves as an artistic and prophetic function, pp. 324-327.]

Rieusset, Isabelle. “Edgar A. Poe: Poete de la connaissance,” Delta: Revsue du’ Centre d’ Etudes et de Recherche ssur les Ecrivains du Sud asux Etats-Unis, 12 (1981), 35-126.

Rosenzweig, Paul. ” ‘Dust within the Rock’: The Phantasm of Meaning in The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym,” Studies in the Novel, 14 (1982), 137-151. [Finds that “the apparent formless form of the novel” contributes to its meaning: that nothing is certain, “not even the certainty that nothing is.”]

Sakamoto, Masayuki. “Jokyo Kyofusha Poe,” Bsungaks’ to America: Ohashi Kenzabsuro Kyoju Kanreki Kinen Ronbunshu, III (Tokyo: Nanundo, 1980), 147-163.

Saliba, David D. “Usher’s Narrator Veiled,” Poe Studies, 14 (1981), 31. [In “Usher,” Poe uses ambiguous pronoun references to suggest a strong affinity between Usher and the narrator.]

Schor, Naami. “Female Paranoia: The Case for Psychoanalytic Feminist Criticism,” Yale French Studies, 62 (1981), 204219. [In analyzing “The Mystery of Marie Roget,” the author outlines “a new feminist thematics grounded in feminist hermeneutics.”]

Shear, Walter. “The Epicurean and ‘The City in the Sea,‘” American Notes and Queries, 19 (1981), 105-106. [A portion of Thomas Moore’s The Epicurean inspired Poe’s “The City in the Sea.”]

Sherman, G. W. “Poe and the Panopticon,” Poe Studies, 14 (1981), 31. [Suggests a subtle satire of Jeremy Bentham in “The Philosophy of Furniture.”] [page 37:]

Skaggs, Merrill M. “Poe’s Longing for a Bicameral Mind,” South Atlantic Quarterly, 19 (1981), 54-64. [Evaluates “The Purloined Letter” as one of Poe’s most intricate and impressive tales.]

————————. “Poe’s Shadow on Alexander’s Bridge,” Mississippi Quarterly, 35 (1982), 365-374. [In her first novel Alexander’s Bridge, Willa Cather “appropriated Poe’s techniques, metaphors, and situations for herself” (especially from “Usher”), but “molded them differently.”]

Stahlberg, Lawrence. “‘And the Will Therein, Lieth, which dieth not’: A Reconsideration of Ligeia’s ‘Gigantic Volition,’ ” American Transcendental Quarterly, 43 (1979), 199-209. [In the light of Eureka, Stahlberg finds that in “Ligeia” the will operates “in conjunction with a movement towards death and annihilation.”]

Steele, Timothy. “The Structure of the Detective Story: Classical or Modern?” Modern Fiction Studies, 27 (1981-82), 555-570. [Poe created the essential form of the detective story by stressing “method over matter,” pp. 355-363.]

Tanasoca, Donald. “Tamerlane,” Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, ed. Allen Kent, et al. Volume 30 (New York: Marcel Dekker, 1980), pp. 95-101. [The publication history of Poe’s Tamerlane.]

Thomas, Dwight. “William E. Burton and His Premium Scheme: New Light on Poe Biography,” University of Mississippi Studies in English, 3 (1982), 68-80. [Sets forth Burton’s shoddy dealings with contributors to his magazine ventures and with Poe.]

Twitchell, James B. “The Artist as Vampire,” The Living Dead: A Study of the Vampire in Romantic Literature (Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press, 1981), pp. 142-191. [Poe uses the vampire motif to personify “avaricious love” in “Morella,” “Berenice,” and “Ligeia”; in “The Oval Portrait” Poe stresses the significance of artistic creation over vampirism, pp. 166-171.]

Uchida Ichigoro. “The Daguerreotypes of Edgar Allan Poe Taken in New England in 1848,” Collected Essays, Kyoritou Women’s Junior College, Tokyo, Japan, No. 25 (February 1982), 1-15. [Focuses on four of Poe’s images taken in New England in 1848.]

Watanabe, Shinji. “E. A. Poe: Misshitsu no Sozoryoku,” 1, Bvingaiv. to America: Ohashi Kenzaburo Kyojv Kanregi Kinen Rontvnshur (Tokyo: Nanundo, 1980), 19-35.

Watson, Charles N., Jr. “‘The Mask of the Red Death’ and Poe’s Reading of Hawthorne,” Library Chronicle [University of Pennsylvania], 45 (1981), 143-149. [In addition to the four “Legends of the Province House,” Watson proposes convincingly how “The May-Pole of Merry Mount” and “The Haunted Mind,” also from Twice-Told Tales, similarly inspired Poe’s tale. Although Hawthorne suggests that domestic happiness “provides a buffer between the illusions of art and the ravages of time,” Poe’s tale stresses that art alone provides a brief stay.]

West, William. “Staying Alive: Poe’s ‘William Wilson,‘” Enclitic, 2 (1978), 34-49. [“‘William Wilson’ is designed to trip us, dislocate us, to provide a series of Oedipal moments which make us reevaluate our identity, to create a partial self, a reading, which is at odds with our everyday self.’]

Westlake, Neda M. “Arthur Hobson Quinn, Son of Pennsylvania,” University of Mississippi Studies in English, 3 (1982), 1424. [Reminiscence, by a former student of the famous Poe biographer, sketching his academic career, especially as it promoted the cause of Poe.]

Wheat, Patricia H. “Mask of Indifference in ‘The Masque of the Red Death,‘” Studies in Short Fiction, 19 (1982), 51-56. [Prince Prospero illustrates an existential truth in his attempts to arm himself against death.] [column 2:]

Wilbur, Richard. “Poe and the Art of Suggestion,” University of Mississippi Studies in English, 3 (1982), 1-13. [Analysis of representative possibilities for meaning in several tales and poems that notes psychological upheavals and dream concepts akin to those in Shakespeare, the Book of Common Prayer, etc. Wilbur takes convincing issue with Julian Symons’ view that Poe’s work in the main is vague and not subject to interpretation.]

Williams, Michael. “The ‘Language’ of the Cipher: Interpretation in ‘The Gold-Bug,‘” Americans Literature, 53 (1982), 646-660. [Interprets Poe’s “The Gold-Bug” in terms of “the semantics of referential language.”]

Wolff, J. “Romantic Variations of Pygmalion Motifs by Hoffmane, Eichendorff and Edgar Allan Poe,” German Life and Letters, 33 (October 1979), 53-60. [Poe’s “The Oval Portrait” is one variant of the Pygmalion theme in which art destroys life.]

Zimmerman, Melvin, “II. Baudelaire, Rousseau et Poe,” in Baudelaire, Rousseau et Hugo, ed. Marc Eigeldinger, et al., Etudes Basudelairiennes, IX, Nouvelle Serie I (Neuchatel: A la Baconniere, 1981), 51-58.

Reviews and Review-Essays

Benton, Richard P. “Introduction. Some Remarks on Poe and His Critics,” University of Mississippi Studies in English, NS, 3 1982), i-xii. [Briefly traces Poe scholarship up to the 1970’s and introduces the critical essays on Poe appearing in a special Poe issue of the journal.]

Byers, John R., Jr. Review of Miller, Poe’s Helen Remembers, South Atlantic Bulletin, 46 (1981), 113-115. [A terse outline of Miller’s volume, his sensible editorial practice, and the Ingram-Mrs. Whitman relationship.]

Carlson, Thomas C. “Poe’s Helen Remembers . . . ,” Mississippi Quarterly, 35 (1981-82), 77-85. [Essay review of Poe’s Helen Remembers, ed. John Carl Miller; Poe, Creator of Words, revised and augmented edition by Burton R. Pollin; and The Rationale of Deception in Poe by David Ketterer.]

Dryden, Edgar A. Review of Sharon Cameron, The Corporeal Self: Allegories of the Body in Melville and Hawthorne, Nineteenth-Century Fiction, 37 (1982), 223-226. [In the work of Americans like Melville, Brown, Poe, and Faulkner exists a body as a “palpable entity rather than as a figure or image, and there is also a confusion about the boundaries of the self, about the corporeal demarcations of the body.”]

Fisher, Benjamin Franklin, IV. Review of J. R. Hammond, An Edgar Allan Poe Companion: A Guide to the Short Stories, Romances, and Essays, American Literature, 54 (1982), 124-126. [Unfavorable notice, citing the inconsistencies in form, lack of knowledge of Poe’s texts and revisions, and scarcity of useful information.]

————————. “A Ten-Year Shelf of Poe Books,” University of Mississippi Studies in English, 3 (1982), 183-199. [Overview of significant books, either new editions of the works or books about Poe and his career, since 1973.]

Forclaz, Roger. “A German Scholar on Poe’s Folio Club Tales,” Poe Studies, 15 (1982), 45-46. [Reviews two studies by Sybille Haage: Edgar Allan Poe’s “Tales of the Folio Club” Versuch der Rekonstraktion einer Zyllischen Rahmenerzahlung (1978) and “Tales of the Folio Club” and Three Other Stories 1978.] [page 38:]

Hammond, Alexander. “On Poe Biography: A Review Essay,” ESQ, 28 (1982), 197-211. [Analyzes recent biographical studies of Poe and calls for a “reliable academic account” of Poe’s life that “finds a means of usefully linking Poe’s writings to his experience as a man.”]

Newberry, Frederick. “A New Perspective on the American Romance: A Review Essay,” Poe Studies, 14 (1981), 33-39. [In an extended review of Michael Davitt Bell’s The Development of the American Romance, reviewer discusses Poe’s position in a “primary” romantic tradition involving sacrifice of “the security of relation,” pp. 36-37.]

Novak, Maximillian E. Review of Elizabeth MacAndrew, The Gothic Tradition and Judith Wilt, Ghosts of the Gothic, Nineteenth-Century Fiction, 36 (1982), 471-475. [MacAndrew’s treatment of Poe’s gothicism, emphasizing as it does the innerness [column 2:] of his use of the tradition, is found to be generally “adequate.”]

Pollin, Burton R. “Two Recent Poe Editions,‘; Poe Studies, 15 (1982), 42-45. [Reviews Stephen Peithman’s The Annotated Tales of Edgar Allan Poe (1981) and John Carl Miller’s Edgar Allan Poe: Marginalia (1981).]

Robinson, Douglas. “Reading Poe’s Novel: A Speculative Review of Pym Criticism, 1950-80,” Poe Studies, 15 (1982), 47-54. [Interprets recent criticism of Pym and presents a checklist of three decades of criticism.]

Thompson, G. Richard. “Poe,” American Literary Scholarship: An Annual, 1980, ed. J. Albert Robbins (Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press, 1982). [Evaluates Poe scholarship for 1980, pp. 41-55.]


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