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The Man of the Crowd : Edgar Allan Poe and the City Format: Hardcover
by Van Parys, Michelle; Peeples, Scott
 
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The Man of the Crowd: Edgar Allan Poe and the CityThe Man of the Crowd: Edgar Allan Poe and the City (Hard cover)
Pub. Date: 2020
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Price: $19.65
Seller: Alibris, Sparks, NV, USA
Condition: New.
Notes: Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 224 p. Contains: Illustrations.
The Man of the Crowd: Edgar Allan Poe and the CityThe Man of the Crowd: Edgar Allan Poe and the City (Hard cover)
Pub. Date: 2020
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Price: $20.49
Seller: Ebooksweb, Bensalem, PA, USA
Description: Signs of little wear on the cover.
Condition: Very good
 
 
 
 

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Overview

"We tend to think of Edgar Allan Poe as a loner, living in a world of his own imagination and detached from his physical environment. Poe might seem like a Nowhere Man, but of course he was always somewhere - just not at the same address for very long. The Man of the Crowd chronicles Poe's rootless life, focusing on the American cities where he lived the longest: Richmond, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York. The Poe who emerges in The Man of the Crowd is a man whose outlook and career were shaped by his physical environments - mostly urban and almost entirely American. His career was tied closely to the rise of American magazines, so he lived in the cities that produced them and wrote not just stories and poems but journalism and editorials with an urban magazine-reading public in mind. For years he witnessed urban slavery up close, living and working within a few blocks of slave jails and auction houses in Richmond. In Philadelphia, he saw an orderly, expanding city struggling to contain its own violent propensities. And at a time when suburbs were just beginning to offer an alternative to crowded city dwellings, Poe tried living cheaply on the then-rural Upper West Side of Manhattan and, later, in what is now the Bronx. Though Poe rarely provided "local color" in his fiction, his urban mysteries and claustrophobic tales of troubled minds and abused bodies reflect his experience living among soldiers, slaves, and immigrants"--

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  • PID: 17128666507
  • ISBN-13: 9780691182407
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Seller: indoo.com
    Condition: BRAND NEW
    Notes: 069118240X.