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The Resource Edgar Allan Poe : the ambiguity of death, Giuseppe Cafiero ; translated by Peter Christie ; illustrations by Sergio Poddighe

Edgar Allan Poe : the ambiguity of death, Giuseppe Cafiero ; translated by Peter Christie ; illustrations by Sergio Poddighe

Label
Edgar Allan Poe : the ambiguity of death
Title
Edgar Allan Poe
Title remainder
the ambiguity of death
Statement of responsibility
Giuseppe Cafiero ; translated by Peter Christie ; illustrations by Sergio Poddighe
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation.
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
ANL
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1938-
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Cafiero, Giuseppe
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Christie, Peter
  • Poddighe, Sergio
Series statement
The ambiguities
Series volume
1
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  • Poe, Edgar Allan
  • Poe, Edgar Allan
  • Authors, American
Summary expansion
Giuseppe Cafiero presents the most intriguing biography of one of America's most enduring writers: poet, author and critic Allan Edgar Poe. The beloved master of mystery and the macabre, Poe's life and work is explored through the creation of memories, recriminations, intense loves and of delicate devotions. Using the form of literary nonfiction, Cafiero successfully structures this memoir in the style of a traditional fiction narrative. Introducing the reader to the character, The Reporter, whose story is a mirror in which it's possible to contemplate what is unreasonably hidden and infinitely ambiguous in the existence and in the writing of Edgar Allan Poe. After Poe's infamous death, the reporter attempts to investigate the life and writing of Poe by attending a meeting at the Old Swan Tavern in Richmond. Invited to the interview is archrival Reverend Rufus Wilmot Griswold and one of the last to see Poe before his death, Dr J. Evans Snodgrass. The reporter not only discovers the accusations of life filled with alcoholism, opium addiction, violence and womanising but also begins to understand that this painful dark existence is not the antithesis to great writing. This is confirmed when the investigation continues with the meeting of an array of people by the reporter who divulge more information on the life of Poe and why many became the protagonists in his stories.This surreal bio-fiction of the life of nineteenth century American writer, father of detective fiction, Edgar Allan Poe, brings to life a solidly constructed psychological portrait of the writer through the characters in his works. Each of the stories is accompanied by the gloriously gothic Illustrations by acclaimed Italian artist Sergio Poddighe. Perhaps this is the only way to pay tribute to a writer who has indelibly marked the nineteenth century
Target audience
adult
Label
Edgar Allan Poe : the ambiguity of death, Giuseppe Cafiero ; translated by Peter Christie ; illustrations by Sergio Poddighe
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000055079675
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
191 pages
Isbn
9781925271959
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)914340639
Label
Edgar Allan Poe : the ambiguity of death, Giuseppe Cafiero ; translated by Peter Christie ; illustrations by Sergio Poddighe
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000055079675
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
191 pages
Isbn
9781925271959
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)914340639

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