Edgar Allan Poe


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Sections:  Criticism    Bibliography


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On a few occasions, Poe reviewed himself, generally anonymously (and sometimes with a secret sense of fun).

 

  • Notice of Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque   (?)  (January 1840, text “A” — Burton’s) (A one-sentence notice. Authorship uncertain.)
  • Review of Tales   (?) (October 1845 — Aristidean) (Mabbott attributes this review to T. D. English, and it is perhaps best thought of as a kind of collaboration.)
  • “A Reviewer Reviewed” (under the pseudonym of Walter G. Bowen)
    • “A Reviewer Reviewed”   (summer 1849, text “A” — “Graham” manuscript, unfinished)
    • “A Reviewer Reviewed”   (March 15, 1896, text “B,” abridged — New York Journal)
    • “A Reviewer Reviewed” (1926, Phillips, E. A. Poe the Man, vol. II, pp. 961-967.) (omits the “Sonnet — to Zante”)
    • “A Reviewer Reviewed” — 1978 — The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 3: Tales & Sketches II, ed. T. O. Mabbott, Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press (3:1377-1388)
    • “A Reviewer Reviewed” — 1984 — Edgar Allan Poe: Essays and Reviews, ed. G. R. Thompson, New York: Library of America (pp. 1046-1053)

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  • Heartman, Charles F. and James R. Canny, A Bibliography of First Printings of the Writings of Edgar Allan Poe, Hattiesburg, MS: The Book Farm, 1943.
  • Mabbott, Thomas Ollive, ed., The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe (Vols 2-3 Tales and Sketches), Cambridge, Mass.: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1978. (Second printing 1979)
  • Thomas, Dwight and David K. Jackson, The Poe Log: A Documentary Life of Edgar Allan Poe 1809-1849, Boston: G. K. Hall & Sons, 1987.

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