American Literature E. A. Poe

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  • 1. American Literature Edgar Allan Poe Raffaele Nardella http://freepages.books.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~rgrosser/eap.jpg
  • 2. Raffaele Nardella Life  Born in Boston (1809)  Orphan  John Allan  University of Virginia  Gambling debts  Army  Baltimore (Short stories + Literary journalist)  Richmond (Marriage with Virginia + Drinking habits)  Bulk of his work from 1837 to 1849  Virginia’s death  Died in Baltimore (1849)
  • 3. Works  The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym - 1837  The Fall of the House of Usher – 1839  The Murders in the Rue Morgue – 1841  The Raven (poem) – 1845  The Philosophy of Composition - 1846 https://www.echobridgeentertainment.com/uploads/25799L.jpg Raffaele Nardella
  • 4. Raffaele Nardella Tales of Grotesque and Arabesque  Influence on French poets  Forerunner of the Symbolism  Initiator of modern short story  Tales of Detection  Tales of Imagination  Influence of Gothic novels  Setting  Cruelty of protagonists  Claustrophobic atmosphere  Theme as insanity Di W.S. Hartshorn (1848 daguerreotype) C.T. Tatman (1904 photo of a c. 1848-1860 photo of daguerreotype missing since 1860) [Public domain], attraverso Wikimedia Commons
  • 5. The Oval Portrait  Imagination Tales  Oscar Wilde’s “The Picture of Dorian Gray”  Relationship between Art and Life Di J P Laurens ([1]) [Public domain], attraverso Wikimedia Commons Raffaele Nardella
  • 6. The Oval Portrait  Imagination Tales  Oscar Wilde’s “The Picture of Dorian Gray”  Relationship between Art and Life Di J P Laurens ([1]) [Public domain], attraverso Wikimedia Commons Raffaele Nardella