New PDF release: American Flaneur: The Cosmic Physiognomy of Edgar Allan Poe

By James V. Werner

ISBN-10: 0415514746

ISBN-13: 9780415514743

ISBN-10: 0415969778

ISBN-13: 9780415969772

American Flaneur investigates the connections among Edgar A. Poe and the nineteenth-century flaneur - or walking city observer - advised in Walter Benjamin's dialogue of Baudelaire. This learn illustrates the centrality of the flaneur to Poe's literary goals, and makes use of the flaneur to light up Poe's intimate but ambivalent courting to his surrounding tradition.
While James V. Werner concentrates on Poe's fiction, this publication treats many parts of nineteenth-century highbrow and pop culture, together with technology and pseudo-science, the yankee journal market, city topology, the ugly, labyrinths, narratives of exploration and discovery, and cosmological treatises. Werner attracts on Marxist, reader reaction and periodical theories whereas reconstructing Poe via examinations of ephemeral texts of the time.

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