Poe's Pervasive Influence by Barbara CantalupoPoe's Pervasive Influence by Barbara Cantalupo

Poe's Pervasive Influence

EditorBarbara Cantalupo

Paperback | June 10, 2014

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Complementing and extending a project begun by Lois Vines' Poe Abroad (University of Iowa Press, 1999), Poe's Pervasive Influence includes essays on Poe's influence abroad from Japanese author, Edogawa Rampo, to Russian author, Nikolai Gogol, and takes a wider perspective on Poe's influence by including essays on Poe's impact on American authors from Harriet Jacobs to Joyce Carol Oates.
Barbara Cantalupo is associate professor of English in the Department of English at The Pennsylvania State University and teaches at the Lehigh Valley Campus.
Title:Poe's Pervasive InfluenceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:168 pages, 8.93 × 6.1 × 0.5 inPublished:June 10, 2014Publisher:Lehigh University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:161146174X

ISBN - 13:9781611461749


Table of Contents

ContentsIntroduction Barbara Cantalupo Chapter 1: Pathologizing Modernity: The Grotesque in Poe and Rampo Seth Jacobowitz Chapter 2: Visionary Media in Edgar Allan Poe and Edogawa Rampo William O. Gardner Chapter 3: Poe's Shadow in Japan: Alternative Works and Failed Escapes in Edogawa Rampo's Strange Tale of Panorama Island Mark Silver Chapter 4: Interview with Kasai Kiyoshi Barbara Cantalupo Chapter 5: Lu Xun and Poe: Reading the Psyche Diane Smith Chapter 6: "Breaking the Law of Silence": Rereading Poe's "The Manof the Crowd" and Gogol's "The Portrait" Alexandra Urakova Chapter 7: "What has occurred that has (never) occurred before": A Case Study of the First Portuguese Detective Novel Isabel Oliveira Martins Chapter 8: "Around Reason Feeling"-Poe's Impact on Fernando Pessoa's Modernist Proposal Margarida Vale de Gato Chapter 9: Poe in Place Charles Cantalupo Chapter 10: Ligeia-Not Me! Three Women Writers Respond to Poe Daniel Hoffman Chapter 11: Gothic Windows in Poe and Faulkner: "The Fall of the Houseof Usher" and Absalom! Absalom! Shoko Itoh Chapter 12: Poe's Progeny: Varieties of Detection in Key American Literary Texts, 1841-1861 John Gruesser

Editorial Reviews

For Poe's Pervasive Influence, Cantalupo selected ten essays, an interview with Japanese mystery novelist Kiyoshi Kasai, and poems from presentations at the Third International Edgar Allan Poe Conference in 2009. She notes in her introduction that this volume builds on Lois Davis Vines's Poe Abroad: Influence, Reputation, Affinities, still the important basic source for Poe's early and later international influences. Cantalupo's choices reflect many of the changes and new geographies of a decade of accelerated transnational interests in the literary world. Three essays make solid connections between Poe and Japanese fiction writer Edogawa Rampo. American gothicism, including fiction by Lafcadio Hearn and William Faulkner, has been an interest in Japan for some time; Orientalism had its influence on Poe (for example, "Tamerlane," 1827) and on other American writers. In addition to Asia, the essays reach to Russia, Portugal, and back to the US. The noted Daniel Hoffman, who died in March 2013, discusses Poe's presence in work by Angela Carter, Joyce Carol Oates, and Mary Oliver. Many of the writers have previously published on Poe or the genres in which he worked. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty.