Literary Theory and Criticism
This essential anthology of Poe's critical works features items from the Southern Literary Messenger, Graham's Magazine, and other periodicals, reviewing works by Dickens, Hawthorne, Cooper, and many others. The Theory of Poetry — consisting of "The Philosophy of Composition," "The Rationale of Verse," and "The Poetic Principle" — appears as well. Introduction.
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