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Current Poe Bibliography

This checklist supplements “Current Poe Bibliography” appearing in Poe Studies, 13 (1980), 29-34. 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 include listings from its annual bibliography of criticism on Southern Literature. In some instances, moreover, 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. The Committee wishes to acknowledge the editorial assistance of Mrs. Lynda Hamblen of Memphis State University for her aid in preparing this list.

Agrait, Gusravo. “Sobre dos cuentos de Edgar Allan Poe,” Cuadernos Hispanoamericanos: Revista Mensval de Cultura Hispanica, 358 (1980), 104-128.

Alekna, Richard A. ” ‘The Man That Was Used Up’: Further Notes on Poe’s Satirical Targets,” Poe Studies, 12 (1979), 36. “General Winfield Scott is Poe s original in “The Man That Was Used Up.”]

Alexander, Jean. Affidavits of Genius: Edgar Allan Poe and the French Critics, 1847-1924 (Port Washington, New York: Kennikat Press, 1979). [Reprint of the 1971 edition.]

Anon. “Edgar Allan Poe,’ Delta (Univ. of Montpellier), 12 (1981).

————————. “Edgar Allan Poe. Life, Death of Poet as Eerie as His Tales, Baltimore Sun, 26 July 1980. [On Poe s grave.]

————————. “A Poe-Like Proposal,” New York Times, 10 September 1980. [A New York street renamed after Poe but his middle name misspelled.]

Aquilante, Daniel. “Catch the Spirit of Poe In Person, Washington Square News, N. Y., 14 May 1979, p. 3. [Poe In Person: Conrad Pomerleau’s successful portrayal of Poe in a one-man show.]

Arieti, Olivia. “Antonio Machado e la poetica di E. A. Poe,” Studi Ispanici (Pisa, Italy), (1979), pp. 131-140.

Arms, George. “Tacitus and Those Goths in ‘Letter to B ,‘” Poe Studies, 13 (1980), 37. [Poe uses an allusion from Germania of Tacitus.]

Attebery, Brian. “Belief, Legend, and Romance,” The Pantasy Tradition in American Literature: From Irving to Le Guin (Bloomington: Indiana Univ. Press, 1980), pp. 33-58. [“The Fall of the House of Usher” is a romance in that rationality is evenly matched with fantasy.”] [page 14:]

Bachinger, Katrina. ” ‘A Fit Horror’: Edgar Allan Poe’s ‘The Raven,‘” in Romantic Reassessment, ed. Dr. James Hogg.

Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature. Salzburg Studies in English Literature, No. 87 (Salzburg, Austria: Institute fur Anglistik und Amerikanistik, 1979), pp. 48-60. [Poe achieves unity in “The Raven” by focusing on the single effect of both rhythm and rhyme.]

————————. “The Poetic Distance of the ‘House of Usher,‘” Romantic Reassessment, ed. Dr. James Hogg.

Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature. Salzburg Studies in English Literature, No. 87 (Salzburg, Austria: Institute fur Anglistik und Amerikanistik, 1979), pp. G1-74. [“Usher” is a “highly conscious piece of syllogistic reasoning,” not the depiction of a dreamlike state.]

Balota, Nicolae. “Edgar Poe mtre enigma ,si mister,” Romania Literara: SaPtaminal de Lituratura ,si Arta Editat de Uniunea Scriitorilor din Repvulica Socialista Romaruia, 4 (1979), 20.

Bandy, W. T. “First Translations of ‘The Raven,‘” Poe Stsudies, 13 (1980), 3G. [Lists translations of “The Raven” from 1853-1894.]

————————. “Little Latin and Less French.” Poe Studies, 14 (1981), 8. [Points out two of Poe’s errors in his use of foreign languages, in the motto of “The Pit and the Pendulum” and in “Bon-Bon.”]

Battista, Pierluigi. “La chiave nascosta: Note sui meccanismi di rassicurazione e turbamento nei racconti di Poe,” Cdibano, 5 (1980), 9-34.

Bell, Michael Davitt. “Imagination, Spirit and the Language of Romance: Edgar Allan Poe,” in The Development of American Romance: The Sacrifice of Relation (Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 1980), pp. 8G-125. [Poe’s theory of romance “assumes the new form of the disrelation of inspiration and manipulation, of ’supernal’ vision and mechanical teffect‘. . . .”]

Bennett, Maurice J. ” ‘The Madness of Art’: Poe’s ‘Ligeia’ as Metafiction,” Poe Stsudies, 14 (1981), 1-6. [“Ligeia,” a prototype of “metafiction,‘’ dramatizes “the processes of aesthetic consciousness, the vagaries of inspiration as a state of mind.”]

Bickman, Martin. “Animatopoeia: Sirens of the Self,” in The Unsounded Center: Jungian Studies in American Romanticism (Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press, 1980), pp. 5879. [Explores “Poe’s vision of the psychological feminine,” focusing on the first “To Helen, “The Assignation,” “Ligeia,” and “Morella.”]

Bonnet, Jean-Marie. “Edgar Allan Poe: Dossier critique (19551975),” Romantisme, 27 (1980), 129-138.

Brooke-Rose, Christine. “The Readerhood of Man,” The Reader in the Text: Essays on Audience and Interpretation, ed. Susan R. Suleiman and Inge K. Crosman (Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press, 1980), pp. 120-148. [“The Black Cat” is an “undetermined” story in that it has neither a natural nor a supernatural explanation; see pp. 135-141.]

Brown, Christopher. “Poe’s ‘Masque’ and The Portrait of a Lady,” Poe Studies, 14 (1981), G-8. [Finds parallels between the two works.]

Bruce, Jr., Dickson D. “Conclusion: Edgar Allan Poe and the Southern World View,” Violence and Culture in the Antebellum South (Austin: Univ. of Texas Press, 1979), pp. 233240. [Poe touched upon “the deepest of Southern fears”: man has little control of his passions and his perverse tendencies.]

Bruggemann, Heinz. “Zivilizationskritik und asthetische Erfahrung: Zu Edgar Allan Poes Erzahlung Der Massemensch,” Akzente, 27 (1980), 272-287.

Carlson, Eric and Kent P. Ljungquist, eds., Poe Studies Association Newsletter, 8, No. 2 (Fall 1980), [1-4]; 9, No. 1 (Spring 1981), [1-4]; 9, No. 2 (Fall 1981), [1-6]. [Includes announcements and brief notices on Poe scholarship.]

Carter, Steve. “A Possible Source for ‘The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar,’ ” Poe Studies, 12 (1979), 3G. [Reviews Gibson Smith’s Lectures on Clairmativeness, or Human Magnetism (1845) as a source.] [column 2:]

Clantz, Margo. “Poe en Quiroga,” Approximaciones a Horacio Quiroga, ed. Angel Flores (Caracas: Monte Avila Editores, 197G) .

Clark, George P. “Poe’s Comments on the Meter of ‘The Raven,‘” Poe Studies, 13 (1980), 37. [Briefly examines the accuray of Poe’s comments on the poem’s meter.]

Dameron, J. Lasley, et al. “Current Poe Bibliography,” Poe Studies, 13 (1980), 29-34. [Supplements “Current Poe Bibliography‘’ appearing in Poe Studies, 11 (1978), 32-38.]

————————. Popular Literature: Poe’s Not-so-soon Forgotten Lore (Baltimore, Maryland: Enoch Pratt Free Library, the Edgar Allan Poe Society, and the Library of the University of Baltimore, 1980) . [Poe, adhering to classical standards of literary structure and tone, renders “commonplace subjects” of topical interest into carefully wrought narratives.]

————————. “The Presidential Address: Poe’s C. Auguste Dupin,” Tennessee Philological Bulletin, 17 (1980), 5-15. [Dupin “is a significant figure in American fiction because he is our first hero as thinker.”]

Dayan, Joan Carol. “Designs in Indeterminacy: A Study of Poe and Mallarme” (Doctoral Diss., City Univ. of New York, 1980) . Abst.: DAI, 41 (1980), 1579A-80A. [Explores ways in which Poe and Mallarme “exploit the limitations and inadequacies of language to achieve a predetermined indefiniteness of effect.”]

Desvignes, Lucette. “De Poe a Jules Verne et du mystere au gouffre,” Actes dss Vllu Congres de l‘Association Internationde de Litterature Comparee / Proceedings of the 7th Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association, 1, ed. Milan V. Dimic and Juan Ferrue (Stuttgart: Bieber, 1979), pp. 391-395.

———————. “De Poe a Jules Verne et du mystere au gouffre,” Travavx comparatistes, de. Lucette Desvignes (Saint Etienne: Centre d‘Etudes Comparatives et de Recherche sur [‘Expression Dramatique, 1978), pp. 155-1G2.

Deugd, C. de. “Lezen en interpreteren in het comparatisme: Poe’s ‘Ulalume,‘” Forsum der Letteren, 20 (1979), 340-348.

Diez, Luis A. ” ‘Avenida de Mayo’ y ‘El posible Baldi’: Dos variaciones onettianas sobre et tema ‘The Man in the Crowd’ de Edgar Allan Poe,” Latin American Fiction Today, ed. Rose S. Mince (Upper Montclair, N.J.: Montclair State College 1980), pp. 89-98.

Dumitrescu-Busulenga, Zoe. “Edgar Allan Poe et la litterature roumaine,” Actes dv. Vllu Congres de l‘Association Internationale de Litterature Comparee / Proceedings of the 7th Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association, 1, ed. Milan V. Dimic and Juan Ferrate (Stuttgart: Bieber, 1979), 409-412.

Evans, Walter. “Nineteenth-Century American Theory of the Short Story: The Dual Tradition,” Orbis Litterarum: International Review of Library Studies, 34 (1979), 314-330.

Fehrman, Carl. “E. A. Poe and the Aesthetics of Work,” Poetic Creation: Inspiration or Craft, trans. Karin Petherick (Minneapolis: Univ. of Minnesota Press, 1980), pp. 73-90. [Focuses on “The Philosophy of Composition” as a significant contribution to aesthetics — especially Poe’s idea “of the writer as an engineer in words.”]

Felman, Shoshana. “On Reading Poetry: Refleaions on the Limits and Possibilities of Psychoanalytical Approaches,” in The Literary Frevd: Mechanisms of Defense and the Poetic Will. Psychiatry and the Humanities, Vol. 4, ed. Joseph H. Smith (New Haven, Conn.: Yale Univ. Press, 1980), pp. 119-148.

[Poe’s strong poetic effects upon the reader are paradoxical in that they are both resistible and irresistible at the same time.]

Fisher, Benjamin Franklin IV. “Fugitive Poe References: A Bibliography,” Poe Studies, 12, 1979), 22-30, 31-34; also 13 (1980), 34-3G. [Supplements to checklist of “Fugitive Poe References” appearing in Poe Studies, 11(1978),38-41.]

————————. “How to Write a Blackwood Article: Revise, Revise, Revise,” Interpretations, 12 (1980), 22-30. [Poe’s revisions of his tales reveal his “subtle craftsmanship.”]

———————— “Playful ‘Germanism’ in ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’: The Storyteller’s Art,” Rained Eden of the Present: Hawthorne, Melville, and Poe, ed. G R. Thompson and Virgil L. Lokke (West Lafayette, Ind.: Purdue Univ. Press, 1981), pp. 341-374. [Poe’s “cosmic impulse” is apparent in “Usher”; Poe’s “supersensitized narrator-protagonist” is one of several elements of “Germanism” in the tale.]

Frank, Armin Paul. “Poe (1809-1849),” Klassiker der Literaturtheorie: Von Boileas’ bis Banhes (Beck’sche Schwarze Reihe 192), ed. Horst Turk (Munich: Beck, 1979), pp. 177-190.

Frank, Frederick S. “Neighborhood Gothic: Poe’s ‘Tell-Tale Heart,‘” The Sphinx: A Magazine of Literature and Society, 3 (1981), 53-G0. [This tale “points ahead to the modern sense of [the] Gothic story in which the irrational aspeas of the unknown self supplant the monsters of earlier Gothic fiction.”]

————————. “Poe’s House of the Seven Gothics: The Fall of the Narrator in ‘The Fall of the House of Usher,’ ” Orbis Litterarsum: International Review of Library Studies, 34 (1979), 331-351. [In “Usher,” Poe’s narrator “fails to rise to a new consciousness of aesthetic responsibility.”]

Gargano, James W. “Poe from Jungian Perspectives,” Poe Studies, 14 (1981), 14-17. [Essay review of Martin Bickman’s The Unsounded Center: Jsungian Studies in American Romanticism and David R. Saliba’s A Psychology of Fear: The Nightmare Formula of Edgar Allan Poe.]

Giorcelli, Cristina. “Israfel: II liuto e la lira,” L‘esotismo nelh letteratsura angloamericana. Studi di Lett. Angloamer. No. 2, ed. Elemire Zolla (Rome: Lucarini, 1979), pp. 7-41.

Goldhurst, William. “The Betrayal of Edgar Allan Poe: A Ringing Defense! Not a Moment Too Soon!” The Village Voice, 2-8 September 1981, pp. 1, 32-33. [Recent scholarship has done much to clear up “pseudo-facts, half-truths, exaggerations and distortions about Poe’s work” and life.]

Groves, B. Cowan. “The Death of Poe: The Case for Hypoglycemia,” RE: Artes Liberales, 5 (1979), 7-19. [Poe suffered continuously from the symptoms of hypoglycemia.]

Gulliksen, Oyvind. “Detektiven som teolog: Edgar Allan Poes hermeneutikk,” Kirke og Ksultur, 82 (1977), 444-445.

Hammond, J. R. Edgar Allan Poe Companion: A Guide to the Short Stories, Romances, and Essays (New York: Barnes and Noble, 1981). [A guide to Poe’s whole work — useful but narrow in perspective.]

Hennelly, Jr., Mark M. “The Poe Palimpsest,’ Poe Stsudies, 12 (1979), 39-42. [Reviews Julian Symons’ The Tell-Tale Heart: The Life and Work of Edgar Allan Poe and Wolf Mankowitz The Extraordinary Mr. Poe.]

Hirota, Minoru. “The Elements of American Romance in Wuthering Heights: Concurrent Origin and Themes Found in Wuthering Heights and ‘The Fall of the House of Usher,‘” Studies in English Language and Literature (The English Language and Literature Society, Kyashu University, Fukuoka, Japan), No. 30, pp. [1]-75. [Poe and Emily Bronte are “the literary descendants of E. T. A. Hoffmann.”]

Holland, Norman. “Re-covering ‘The Purloined Letter’: Reading as a Personal Transaction,” The Reader in the Text: Essays on Audience and Interpretation, ed. Susan R. Suleiman and Inge K. Crosman (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Univ. Press, 1980), pp. 350-370. [An exercise in “transactive criticism,” “The Purloined Letter” becomes “a process involving a text and a person.”]

Hubert, Renee Riese. “The Other Worldly Landscapes of E. A. Poe and Rene Magritte,” Sub-stance, Literattsre and Its Others, 21(1978), 69-78.[In his painting entitled “LeDomaine [column 2:] d‘Arnheim,” Rene Magritte “seized upon the basic dichtomy underlying Poe’s ‘Domain’ rather than on the fiction itself.”]

Irwin, John T. American Hieroglyphics: The Symbol of the Egyptian Hieroglyphics in the American Renaissance (New Haven, Conn.: Yale Univ. Press, 1980), pp. 43-235. [On Poe’s symbolism and his use of hieroglyphics, especially in Pym, in the context of nineteenth-century concerns with the nature and origins of language.]

Jacoby, Jay. “Fortunato’s Premature Demise in ‘The Cask of Amontillado,‘” Poe Studies, 12 (1979), 30-31. [Fortunato is not fully cognizant of “his tormentor as ‘avenger’ per se.”]

Johnson, Barbara. “The Frame of Reference: Poe, Lacan, Derrida,” The Critical Difference: Essays in the Contemporary Rhetoric of Reading (Baltimore, Md.: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 1980), pp. 110-146. [Extended version first printed in Yale French Studies, No. 55-5G (1977), pp. 457-505.]

Johnson, Janette S. “The Blind Owl, Nerval, Kafka, Poe and the Surrealists: Affinities,” Heddyat’s The Blind Owl Forty Years After, ed. Michael C. Hillman. Middle East Monographs, No. 4 (Austin: Univ. of Texas, 1978), pp. 125-141. [Compares Poe’s tales to Hedayat’s The Blind Owl.]

Junning, Jennifer. “Following Poe’s Footsteps on Manhattan’s Old Publishers Row,” New York Times, 19 June 1981. [On a tour of Manhattan sponsored by the Academy of American Poets.]

Kameya, Nori. “Barbara, Baudelaire et Poe,” Etudes de Langue et Litteratsure Francaises, 36 (1980), 66-82.

Kesterson, David B., ed. Critics on Poe (Austin: Univ. of Texas Press, 1980). [Reprint of the 1973 edition.]

Ketterer, David. “Pseudo Science Fiction,” Poe Studies, 12 (1979), 37-39. [Reviews Taylor Stoehr’s Hawthorne’s Mad Scientists: Pseudoscience and Science in Nineteenth-Century Life and Letters and Harold Beaver’s edition of The Science Fiction of Edgar Allan Poe.]

Klibbe, Lawrence H. “Fernan Caballero y las fortunes literaries de Edgar Allan Poe en Espana,” Actas del Qsuinto Congteso Internacional de Hispanistas, ed. Marvine Chevalier et d. (Bordeaux: PU de Bordeaux, 1977), pp. 527-536.

Kopley, Richard. “The Secret of Arthar Gordon Pym: The Text and the Source,” Studies in American Fiction, 8 (1980), 203-218. [In composing Pym, Poe relied upon J. N. Reynold’s “Leaves from an Unpublished Journal,” New York Mirrot, 21 April 1838 — especially “with regard to the passage about Pym and Peters’ climb up the ravine,” and the concluding entry concerning the “shrouded human figure.”]

Kotin, Armine. “La Lecture de la mort: ‘La Scarabee d‘or d‘Edgar Allan Poe,” Litterature (Paris, France), 37 (1980), 53-59.

Kray, Elizabeth. “A Walk through Publishers Row: 1844-45. Tracking Edgar Allan Poe, New York Journalist,” The Academy of American Poets (177 East 87th Street, New York: 1981), pp. 1-9. [Traces Poe’s New York activities “from letters, reminiscences, and newspaper files.”]

Lanati, Barbara. “Una Ligeia cento Ligeie: Ovvero del ‘perturbante’ ostentato e rimosso,” Calibano, 2 (1978), 45-76.

Leary, Lewis, with John Auchard. Articles on American Literature. l9G8-197S (Durham, N. C.: Duke Univ. Press, 1979), pp. 408-426. [Listing of articles on Poe, unannotated.]

Levin, Harry. The Power of Blackness: Hawthorne, Poe, and Melville (Athens: Ohio Univ. Press, 1980) . [Paperback edition of the 1958 edition published by Alfred A. Knopf.]

Ljungquist, Kent P. “Current Poe Activities,” Poe Studies, 12 (1979), 43; and 13 (1980), 43-44. [Lists recent publications, meetings, dissertations — all pertaining to Poe.]

————————. “Uses of the Daemon in Selected Works of Edgar Allan Poe,” Interpretations, 12 (1980), 31-39. [To Poe, “the daemonic was an occult source of power.”]

Lukmann, Irmgard. “A History of Poe Park,” Bronx County Historical Society Journal, 18 (1981), 1-14. [The history of Poe Park in Bronx, N. Y., where Poe’s cottage is presently located.] [page 16:]

Mabbott, Maureen Cobb. Mabbott as Poe Scholar: The Farly Years (Baltimore, Maryland: Enoch Pratt Free Library, Edgar Allan Poe Society, and the Library of the University of Baltimore, l980). [Thomas O. Mabbott, a scholar of classical learning and interest, approached Poe with considerable acuteness and know-how.]

MacAndrew, Elizabeth. The Gothic Tradition in Fiction (New York: Columbia Univ. Press, 1979). [Discusses Gothic features in Poe’s tales; see pp. IG8-171 and passim.]

Mairs, Nancy. “Instinct vs. Reason: What Color of Cat? The Intuitive and Rational Modes in the Aesthetic Theories of Poe and Hawthorne,” Graduate English Papers (Tuscon, Arizona), 9 (1979), 24-32. [Poe and Hawthorne “rely most heavily on the intuitive mode, the timeless, boundless, wordless process of cognition which takes place in the hypnagogic state,” the source from which artistic reality is created.]

Martin, Stoddard. “Romantic Conduit,” Times Literary Supplement, 18 September 1981. [A review of J. R. Hammond’s An Edgar Allan Poe Companion and Raymond Foye’s edition, The Unknown Poe.]

Mazurek, Ray. “Art, Ambiguity, and the Artist in Poe’s ‘The Man of the Crowd,‘” Poe Stsudies, 12 (1979), 25-28. [The tale is a carefully structured, ambiguous narrative that “reveals much about Poe’s situation as an artist.”]

McAuley, Kathleen A. “Edgar Allan Poe,” The Bronx Historian (Newsletter of the Bronx County Historical Society), 3 (1980), 1, 4. [A bibliographical sketch of Poe’s life, including an invitation to commemorate the 131st anniversary of his death held at Lehman College, N.Y., on 5 October 1980.]

Meyers, Manny. The Last Mystery of Edgar Allan Poe: The Troy Dossier (New York: Lippincott, 1978). [Fiction.]

Miller, John C. “Poe and Miss Anna Blackwell,” Poe Stu‘dies, 12 (1979), 28-29. [Anna Blackwell, a resident of Paris and once a boarder with Mrs. Clemm at Fordham, denied knowing Poe.]

Nelson, Roland W. “Apparatus for a Definitive Edition of Poe’s Eureka,” Studies in American Renaissance (1978), pp. lGl205. [Provides textual apparatus for incorporating Poe’s proposed revisions of the first edition of Eureka.]

Nesterova, E. K. Poeziya Edgara Allana Po, Unpub. dies., Moscow State University, U.S.S.R.

Nettels, Elsa. “Poe and James on the Art of Fiction,” Poe Studies, 13 (1980), 4-8. [Poe prefigures James in elucidating specific principles relating to the art of narration.]

Nusser, Peter. Der Kriminalroman (Stuttgart: Metzler, 1980).

Obuchowski, Peter A. “A Case against ‘Ligeia,‘” Nassas’ Review: The Journal of Nassau Cormmunity College Devoted to Arts, Letters, and Sciences, 3 (1979), 59-G3. [“Ligeia” has no “center of authority’ and fails in having an artistic purpose.]

Ogawa, Kazuo. “Poe Saiko,” Eigo Seinen (Tokyo, Japan), 125 (1979), 146-150.

Oliver, Lawrence James, Jr. “Kinesthetic Imagery and the Nightmare of Falling in the Fiction of Brown, Cooper, Poe and Melville,” (Doctoral Diss., Pennsylvania Srate Univ., 1981) . Abst.: DAI, 42 (1981), 21GA. [Poe’s “pit-probers ’ experience horror and “exciting knowledge.”]

Omans, Glen A. ” ‘Intellect, Taste, and the Moral Sense’: Poe’s Debt to Immanuel Kant,’ Studies in the American Renaissance (1980), pp. 123-160. [Poe, adhering to Kant s “crucial schema,” separated “the effect of pure poetry from the diverse aims of sensual appeal, truth of representation, or moral didactism.”]

Ostrom, John. “Poe and the Bottle: A New Appraisal,” The Sun Magazine (Baltimore, Md.), 30 November 1980, pp. 51-53.

————————. “Poe’s Love for His Wife, in Poverty and Death,” The Sun Magazine (Baltimore Md.), 23 March 1980, pp. 14, 16. [On Poe’s devotion to Virginia.] [column 2:]

————————. “Revised Check List of the Correspondence of Edgar Allan Poe,” Studies in the American Renaissance (1981), pp. 169-255. [An up-to-update check list of Poe’s correspondence along with pertinent information. All items are indexed.]

Pache, Walter. “Symbolism vs. Allegory: Whiteness in Poe’s Narrative of Arthsur Gordon Pym, Melville’s Moby-Dick, and Thomas Mann’s Der Zassberberg,” Actes dv Vll. Congres de l‘Association Internationale de Litterature Comparee / Proceedings of the 7th Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association, 1, ed. Milan V. Dimic and Juan Ferrate (Stuttgare: Bieber, 1979), pp. 439-499.

Pillat, Monica. “Ecouri ale operei lui E. A. Poe in Romania,” Revista de Istorie si Teorie Literara, 29 (1980), 295-303.

Pitcher, Edward W. “Poe’s ‘The Assignation’: A Reconsideration,” Poe Studies, 13 (1980), 1-4. [Argues that “The Assignation” reveals “ambitious narrative strategy“ — “embodying in the narrator and the protagonist opposed impulses, the former reflecting man’s ffsentially reasonable nature, the latter his mystical idealism.”]

Poe, Edgar Allan. The Annotated Tales of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. with an introduction, notes, and a bibliography by Stephen Peithman (New York: Doubleday, 1981). [Annotations accompany Poe’s text.]

————————. The Imaginary Voyages: The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym, The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall, The Journal of Julius Rodman, ed. Burton R. Pollin. Vol. I of The Collected Writings of Edgar Allan Poe (Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1981). [An edition of Poe’s longest works of fiction with critical and textual commentary and copious editorial notes.]

————————. Marginalia, ed. John Carl Miller (Charlottffville: Univ. of Virginia Press, 1982). [An annotated edition of Poe’s “Marginalia” gatherings.]

————————. The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe ed. Thomas Ollive Mabbott. Vol. I of Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe (Boston, Mass.: Harvard Univ. Press, 1980). [Reprint of l9G9 edition in paperback.]

————————. Poems — Poems / Edgar Allan Poe, chronologie, introduction et bibliographic par Claude Richard; Traducrion par Henri Parisot (Paris: Aubier-Montaigne, 1978) .

————————. Selections from the Critical Writings of Edgar ARan Poe, ed. with an introduction and notes by F. C. Prescorr. New preface by J. Lasley Dameron and new introduction by Eric W. Carlson (New York: Gordian Prffs, 1981). [Reprint of 1909 edition.]

————————. The Unknown Poe: An Anthology of Fugitive Writings by Edgar Allan Poe, with Appreciations by Charles Basudehire [et al.], ed. Raymond Foye (San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1980). [Presents a selection of Poe’s writing generally not found in any anthology.]

The Poe Messenger, Summer 1980 (Richmond, Va.: Poe Foundation) . [Brief ffsays and reports, including comments on Helen Whirman, J. H. Ingram, John Carl Miller, and an account of the origins of Richmond’s Poe Museum.]

The Poe Messenger, Summer 1981 (Richmond, Va.: Poe Foundation) . [Includff brief articles on Kipling, Mary Allan, the history of Richmond’s Poe Museum, and announcements.]

Pollak, Vivian R. “Dickinson, Poe and Barrett Browning: A Clarification,” New England Quarterly, 54 (1981), 121-124. [Emily Dickinson received Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Poems of 1844 from a friend — not a collection of Poe’s poems as has been suggested.]

Pollin, Burton. “Book Reviews,” Bronx Cosunty Historical Society losurnal, 18 (Fall 1981), 82-89. [Essay review of David Ketterer’s The Rationale of Deception in Poe (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State Univ. Press, 1979).] [page 17:]

————————. “Edgar Allan Poe and His Illustrators,” American Book Collector, 2, NS (1981), 3-17. [Surveys Poe illustrators, with some emphasis upon Poe’s exposure to the art of illustration in his own day. A second article to follow.]

————————. “Empedocles in Poe: A Contribution of Bielfeld,” Poe Studies, 13 (1980), 8-9. [On Poe’s acquaintance with and use of Empedocles.]

————————. “Poe and the Dance,” Studies in the American Renaissance (Boston: G. K. Hall, 1980), pp. 169-182. [Cites Poe’s reference to and uses of the dance in his writings and points out several instances of dances based upon his works.]

————————. Poe, Creator of Words (Bronxville, New York: N. T. Smith, 1980). [Revised and augmented — first printed in 1974.]

————————. “Poe ‘Viewed and Reviewed’: An Annotated Checklist of Contemporaneous Notices,” Poe Studies, 13 (1980), 17-28. [Presents an index and brief description of contemporaneous reviews and notices of Poe’s “separately published works.”]

————————. “Theodore Roosevelt to the Rescue of the Poe Cottage,” Mississippi Quarterly, 34 (1980-81), 51-59. [Cites Roosevelt’s favorable commentary upon Poe as a literary figure.]

“Woodrow Wilson and Julian Hawthorne on Poe: Letters from an Overlooked Scholarly Resource,” Poe Studies, 12 (1979), 35. [Wilson and J. Hawthorne, in supporting a move to preserve Poe’s Fordham cottage, praise his genius.]

Procenko, I. B. “Teorija novelly v sisteme esteticeskix vozzrenij Edgara Poe.” Vestnik Leningradskogo Universiteta. Serija Istorii, Jazyla i Literatury, 14 (1980), 5G-59.

Punter, David. “Early American Gothic,” The Literature of Terror: A History of Gothic Fictions from 1765 to the Present Day (New York: Longman, 1980), pp. 189-213. [Poe’s contributions to gothic fiction was in terms “of structure and tone, in the evolution of a variety of symbolist terror in which he has never been surpassed. . . .”]

Quinn, Patrick F. “A Misreading of Poe’s ‘The Fall of the House of Usher,‘” in Ruined Eden of the Present: Hawthorne, Melville, and Poe, ed. G. R. Thompson and Virgil L. Lokke (West Lafayette, Ind.: Purdue Univ. Press, 1981), pp. 303312. [In taking issue with G. R. Thompson’s reading of “Usher” (in Poe’s Fiction: Romantic irony in the Gothic Tales), Quinn argues that Poe wanted his readers to give credence to and to identify with Poe’s narrator.]

————————. “‘Usher’ Again: Trust the Teller!‘’ in Ruined Eden of the Present: Hawthorne, Melville, and Poe, ed. G. R. Thompson and Virgil L. Lokke (West Lafayette, Ind.: Purdue Univ. Press, 1981), pp. 341-353. [In answering G. R. Thompson’s “Poe and the Paradox of Terror” (in Ruined Eden of the Present), Quinn argues that the narrator in “Usher” is trustworthy and does not succumb to the “forces of irrationality.”]

Riddel, Joseph N. “The ‘Crypt’ of Edgar Poe,” Boundary, 7 (1979), 117-144. [Poe constructs “metaphorical puzzles out of metaphorical fragments.”]

Ringe, Donald A. “Poe’s Debt to Scott in ‘The Pit and the Pendulum,’ ” English Language Notes, 18 (1981), 281-283. [Poe’s use of Sir Walter Scott’s “pit” in Anne of Geierstein (1829).]

Robbins, J. Albert. “Poe,” American Literary Scholarship 1979 (Durham, N. C.: Duke Univ. Press, 1981), pp. 35-4G. [Evaluates Poe scholarship for 1979.]

Rollason, C. R. “Ideologia da Vontade, Sexualidad e Forcas [column 2:] Productivas em Poe e Balzac,” Revista Critica de Ciencuas Sociais (Coimbra, Portugal), No. 485 (1980), pp. 215-242.

Rottensteiner, Franz. “Early Grandmasters of Fantasy: E. T. A. Hoffmann / Edgar Allan Poe / Gogol and Russian Fantasy,” The Fantasy Book: An Illustrated History from Dracula to Tolkien (New York: Macmillan, 1978), pp. 31-42. [See pp. 35-39 for a sketch of Poe’s life and a brief commentary on his gothic tales.]

Rowley, Gordon E. “Poet Honored Evermore. Richmond Claims Chunk of Poe’s Past,” Miami Herald, 22 March 1981. [Poe and his Richmond heritage.]

Rusev, Rusi. “Elinpelinovijat prevod na ‘Garvanat’ na Edgar Po,” Ezik i Literatura (Sofia, Bulgaria), 32 (1977), 5G-GG.

Saliba, David R. Psychology of Fear: The Nightmare Formula of Edgar Allan Poe (Lanham, Md.: Univ. Press of America, 1980). [Argues that Poe’s tales reflect a formula that depias “irrational fear and nightmares.”]

Sarfati-Arnaud, Monique. “Des Nonvelles histoires extraordinaires d La Fontana de Oro: Remarques sur l‘imaginaire chez Galdds,” Canadian Review of Comparative Literatsure, 7 (1980), 22-31.

Saxena, M. C. Edgar Allan Poe: A Critical Study of His Tales (Ram Nager, New Delhi: S. Chand, 1978). [Finds Poe to be a successful artist whose categories of fiction reflect his efforts to transmit human experience.]

Sharp, Roberta. “Usher and Rosicrucianism: A Speculation,” Poe Studies, 12 (1979), 34-35. [Briefly suggests interpretative readings of “Usher” in light of Rosicrucian lore.]

Shticker, Meyer. “Spiritual, Physical Suffering of an American Writer,” trans. Ina S. Klein, Forward (1978), pp. 1-4. [Relates some of Poe’s writings to his life of “one catastrophe after another.”]

Simpson, Lewis P. The Brazen Face of History: Studies in the Literary Consciousness in America (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State Univ. Press, 1980). [“The Fall of the House of Usher” reflects a tie “between the Jeffersonians and the work of the American Renaissance — pp. 99-102.]

Sinclair, Andrew. The Facts in the Case of E. A. Poe (New York: Rinehart and Winston, 1980). [A playful rendition of Poe biography — “a case history of an identity crisis and of a persecution complex.”]

Smith, Allan Gardner. “Chapter Two: Edgar Allan Poe,” The Analysis of Motives: Early American Psychology and Fiction. Costerus. NS 27 (Amsrerdam: Rodopi N. U., 1980), pp. 3875. [A general study of Poe’s use of contemporary psychology and related areas of scientific investigation.]

————————. “‘Discovery’ in Poe,” Delta (Univ. of Montpellier), 12 (1981), 1-9. [The word Discovery in “MS. Found in a Bottle‘’ reflects an internal sense of the “supernatural” within the consciousness of the protagonist.]

Spisak, James W. “Narration as Seduction, Seduction as Narration,” CEA Critic, 41 (1979), 2G-29. [The narrator of “The Cask of Amontillado” invites the reader “to share his (Montresor’s) experience vicariously.”]

St. Armand, Barton L. “Poe’s Unnecessary Angel: ‘Israfel’ Reconsidered,” in Rsuined Eden of the Present: Hawthorne, Melville, and Poe, ed. G. R. Thompson and Virgil L. Lokke (West Lafayette, Ind.: Purdue Univ. Press, 1981), pp. 283-302. [“Israfel,” consistent with Poe’s metaphysics, calls for a “poetry of power” in a universe controlled by a “stifling demiurge.”]

Stahlberg, Lawrence. “The Source of Usher’s Fear,” Interpretations. A Jou‘rnal of Idea, Analysis and Criticism, 13 (Fall 1981), 10-17. [Roderick Usher suffers from a fear of losing his individual identity.]

Stauffer, Donald B. “Poe, American Literary Scholarship: An Annual, 1978, ed. J. Albert Robbins (Durham, N. C.: Duke Univ. Press, 1980), pp. 29-41. [Evaluates Poe scholarship for 1978.] [page 18:]

Strickland, Edward. “The Coalescence of Characteristic Poe Motifs in Baudelaire’s ‘Laquelle est la vraie?‘” Revue de Littereture Comparee, 53 (1979), 8G-88. [Baudelaire made use of “several motifs recurrent in Poe’s delineation of female characters.”]

Symons, Julian. “The Ghost of Poe,” The New York Times Book Review, 12 October 1980, pp. 15, 35. [An essay review of The Facts in the Case of E. A. Poe by Andrew Sinclair and Black Plume: The Suppressed Memoirs of Edgar Allan Poe by David Madsen.]

Tatsumi, Takayuki. “Poe’s Idea of Art — A Study of ‘The Domain of Arnheim,‘” Sophia English Studies. The English Literary Society of Sophia University, Tokyo (1980), pp. 45-61. [Poe, in the humanistic vein, believed that wisdom gives birth to art which serves as an “intermedium between Taste and Reason.’]

Thompson, G. R. “Poe and the Paradox of Terror: Structures of Heightened Consciousness in ‘The Fall of the House of Usher,’ ” in Ruined Eden of the Present: Hawthorne, Melville and Poe, ed. G. R. Thompson and Virgil L. Lokke (West Lafayette, Ind.: Purdue Univ. Press, 1981), pp. 313-340. [Finds “romantic irony’ in “Usher” and puts considerable emphasis upon the essential subjectivity of Poe’s narrator.]

Tombleson, Gary E. “An Error in ‘Usher,‘” Poe Studies, 14 (1981), 8. [A pronoun error in “Usher” that has persisted since the first printing of the tale.]

Trautwein, Wolfgang. Erlesene Angst: Schasuerliteratur im 18. und 19. Jahrhundert: Systematischer Auiriss, Unterssuchsungen zu Bsfrger, Maturin, Hoffmann, Poe und Masupassant (Munich: Hanser, 1980.)

Verzia, lleana. “Primele contacte roman esti cu literature americana,” Revista de Istorie fi Teoire Literara (Bucharfft), 25 (1976), 551-562.

Vilikovsky, Jan. “Havran v Slovencine,” Slovenske‘Pohladg (Bratislava, Czechoslovakia), 96 (1980), 63-G9.

Von der Lippe, George B. “The Fictionalization of Hoffmann: Three Articles Considering the Literary Relationship of Edgar Allan Poe to the Figure of E. T. A. Hoffmann,’ (Doctoral Diss., Brown Univ., 1978). Abst.: DAI, 39 (1979), G15A. [Examines Poe’s opportunities to know and to make use of Hoffmann.]

Walsh, John E. Plsumes in the Dust: The Love Affair of Edgar Allan Poe and Fanny Osgood (Chicago: Nelson Hall, 1980). [Argues rhar Poe’s intimate relationship with Fanny Osgood explains much that happened in New York during the few months before Virginia Poe’s death.]

Weeks, Donald. “The Humour of Edgar Allan Poe,” Maatstaf, Maandblad voor letterer, 2G (1978), 75-89. [Argues that Poe’s humorous tales have considerable variety and prophetic overtones.]

Weiner, Bruce Ira. “The Real Poe: His Art of Verisimilitude,” (Doctoral Diss., Univ. of Pennsylvania, 1978). Abst.: DAI, 39 (1979), 6769A. [Poe, considering fiction as a mimetic art, exploited “critical and popular demand for verisimilitude.”]

Whirman, Sarah Helen. Edgar Poe and His Critics (Staten Island, N.Y.: Gordian Press, 1981). [A reprint of an 1860 edition.]

Williams, Edward “Apologies to Edgar Allan Poe,” Enterprise and Vermonter. An Illustrated Weekly, 9 July 1981, p. 1. [On Poe and the poet Lloyd Mintern of Ferrisburgh, Vr. and Rufus Wilmot Griswold; the first of eight articles.]

Wolfe, Charles K. “Poe and the Romance of Science,” Romantist (Nashville), 2 (1978), 37-3’). Poe’s contribution n, science fiction as a literary genre.]

Woodberry, George E. Edgar Allan Poe, introd. R. W. B. Lewis. American Men and Women of Letters Series (New York: Chelsea, 1980). [Reprint of an 1885 edition.]


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