Why was Edgar Allan Poe unable to form either emotional or sexual
bonds with the women in his life? Why did he worship at the grave
of his friend's mother-a woman he may have loved but who he could
have never been intimate with? Why did he marry his 13 year-old
cousin and what impact did her tragic death have on his literary
creations? Why do the female characters in his short stories endure
disturbingly sadistic punishment and torture at the hands of an
almost overtly mad husband or acquaintance?
Through both a feminist and psychoanalytic analysis, "The Fall
of the House of Poe" attempts to explain Poe's morbid treatment of
the female characters in his short stories by examining his own
disturbingly tragic experiences with women throughout his short
life. Ultimately this book elucidates unequivocally the acute
psychological motivations for Poe's profoundly psychoanalytic tales
of horror and imagination.
|Country of origin:
Phillip L Roderick
||Electronic book text - Windows
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