Text: Robert L. Marrs, “ ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’: A Checklist of Criticism Since 1960,” from Poe Studies, vol. V, no. 1, June 1972, pp. 23-24


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“The Fall of the House of Usher”: A Checklist of Criticism Since 1960

Washington State University


This checklist is supplementary to those items listed in Robert C. McLean’s “Poe in the Marketplace” in this issue of Poe Studies.


Adams, Robert Martin. Nil: Episodes in the Literary Conquest of Void during the Nineteenth Century (New York: Oxford U P, 1966), pp. 41-50.

Beebe, Maurice. Ivory Towers and Sacred Founts ( New York: New York U P, 1964), pp. 118-128 and passim.

Bonazza, Blaze O., and Emil Roy. “The Fall of the House of Usher,” in Instructor’s Manual to Accompany “Studies in Fiction” (New York: Harper & Row, 1965) pp. 68-73.

Broussard, Louis. The Measure of Poe (Norman: U of Oklahoma Press, 1969), p. 96 and passim.

Buranelli, Vincent. Edgar Allan Poe (New Haven, Conn.: College and University Press, 1961), pp. 77-78 and passim.

Fiedler, Leslie A. Love and Death in the American Novel, rev. ed. (New York: Stein and Day, 1966), pp. 415-416.

Gale, Robert L. Plots and Characters in the Fiction and Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe (Hamden, Conn.: Archon Books, 1970), pp. 31-32 and passim.

Gold, Joseph. “Reconstructing the ‘House of Usher,’” ESQ, No. 37 (1964), 74-76.

Goodwin, K. L. “Roderick Usher’s Overrated Knowledge,” Nineteenth-Century Fiction, 16 (1961), 173-175.

Hafley, James. “A Tour of the House of Usher,” ESQ, No. 31 (1963), 18-20.

Hartley, Lodwick. “From Crazy Castle to the House of Usher: A Note toward a Source,” Studies in Short Fiction, 2 (1965), 256-261.

Hayter, Alethea. “Poe,” Ch. IV of Opium and the Romantic Imagination (Berkeley: U of California Press, 1968), pp. 132-150.

Hill, John S. “Poe’s ‘Fall of the House of Usher’ and Frank Norris’ Early Short Stories,” Huntington Library Quarterly, 26 (1962), 111-112.

Hoffman, Michael J. “The House of Usher and Negative Romanticism,” Studies in Romanticism, 4 (1965), 158-168.

Jacobs, Robert D. Poe: Journalist and Critic (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State U P, 1969), pp. 164-165.

Liehman, Sheldon. “Poe’s Tales and His Theory of the Poetic Experience,” Studies in Short Fiction, 7 (1970), 582-596.

Link, Franz H. Edgar Allan Poe: Ein Dichter zwischen Romantik vnd Moderne (Frankfurt/Main: Athenaum, 1968), pp. 190-198 and passim.

Lynen, John F. The Design of the Present: Essays on Time and Form in American Literature (New Haven: Yale U P, 1969), pp. 229-237.

Lubbers, Klaus. Die Todesszene und ihre Funktion im Kurzgeschichtenwerk von Edgar Allan Poe (Muncher: Max Hueber 1961), pp. 54-72.

Mengeling, Marvin, and Frances Mengeling. “From Fancy to Failure: A Study of the Narrators in the Tales of Edgar Allan Poe,” The University Review, 33 (1967), 293-298; 34 (1967), 31-37.

Pollin, Burton R. Discoveries in Poe (Notre Dame: U of Notre Dame Press, 1970), pp. 69-70, 84-86, 151, 206-208.

——————. “Poe’s Pen of Iron,” American Transcendental Quarterly, No. 2 (1969), 16-18. [page 24:]

——————. “Primitivism in Imogen,” Bulletin of the New York Public Library, 67 (1963), 186-190.

Porte, Joel. The Romance in America: Studies in Cooper, Poe, Hawthorne, Melville, and James (Middletown, Conn.: Wesleyan U P, 1969), pp. 60-70.

Rans, Geoffrey. Edgar Allan Poe (Edinburgh: Oliver and Boyd, 1965), pp. 79-81.

Rein, David. Edgar Allan Poe: The Inner Pattern (New York: Philosophical Library, 1960), pp. 74-78.

Ricardou, Jean. “L’Histoire dans l’histoire,” Critique, 221-222 (1966), 711-729.

Robinson, E. Arthur. “Order and Sentience in ‘The Fall of the House of Usher,’” PMLA, 76 (1961), 68-81.

Rogers, David. The Major Poems and Tales of Edgar Allan Poe (New York: Monarch Press, 1965), pp. 20-25.

Rose, Marilyn Gaddis. “Usher as Myth in Green’s Minuit,” Romance Notes, 5 (1964), 110-114.

Samuels, Charles Thomas. “Usher’s Fall; Poe’s Rise,” Georgia Review, 18 (1964), 208-216.

Seelye, John. “Edgar Allan Poe: Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque,” in Landmarks of American Writing, ed. Hennig Cohen (New York: Basic Books, 1969), pp. 101-110.

Smith, Herbert F. “Usher’s Madness and Poe’s Organicism: A Source,” American Literature, 39 (1967), 379-389.

Staats, Armin. Edgar Allan Poes symboliltische Erzahlkunst (Heidelberg: Carl Winter, 1967), pp. 118-130.

Stein, Roger B. John Ruskin and Aesthetic Thought in America 1840-1900 (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard U P, 1967), pp. 83-85.

Stone, Edward. A Certain Morbidness: A View of American Literature (Carbondale: Southern Illinois U P, 1969).

——————. “Usher, Poquelin, and Miss Emily: The Progress of Southern Gothic,” Georgia Review, 14 (1960), 433-443.

Stovall, Floyd. Edgar Poe the Poet: Essays New and old on the Man and His Work (Charlottesville: Univ. Press of Virginia 1969), pp. 257-259 and passim.

Tuttleton, James W. “The Presence of Poe in This Side of Paradise,” English Language Notes, 3 (1966), 284-289.

Tytell, John. “Anais Nin and ‘The Fall of the House of Usher,’” Under the Sign of Pisces: Anais Nin and Her Circle, 1 (1970), 5-11.

Weber, Jean-Paul. “Edgar Poe or The Theme of the Clock,” trans. in Poe: A Collection of Critical Essays, ed. Robert Regan (Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1967), pp. 79-97.

Wilcox, Earl J. “Poe’s Usher and Ussher’s Chronology,” Poe Newsletter, 1 (1968), 31.


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