2. Poe and the American Short Story

  1. Alfred Bendixen Professor founder Executive Director2 and
  2. James Nagel Professor Rockefeller Fellow3
  1. Benjamin F. Fisher Professor past president member

Published Online: 16 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444319910.ch2

A Companion to the American Short Story

A Companion to the American Short Story

How to Cite

Fisher, B. F. (2010) Poe and the American Short Story, in A Companion to the American Short Story (eds A. Bendixen and J. Nagel), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444319910.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Texas A&M University, USA

  2. 3

    University of Georgia, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Mississippi, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 19 FEB 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405115438

Online ISBN: 9781444319910

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Keywords:

  • Poe and the American Short Story;
  • American short story and Edgar Allan Poe - having a strong natural bond;
  • antecedent British Romantic movement's focus on intense emotionalism - expression in lyric poem;
  • Poe's shift from poetry to experimentation with short stories;
  • fiction, longtime popularity in Anglo-American literary world;
  • Poe's creative impulse - giving greater artistic dimension to “Metzengerstein”;
  • settings in Poe's stories - functioning symbolically, enhancing those trajectories;
  • Poe's advocacy of lyric poem and short story - greatest forms of literary art, dovetailing with literary genres;
  • Poe's handling of allegory - consistent with theories of the short story

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • I

  • II

  • III

  • IV

  • References and Further Reading