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Cambridge.University.Press.Poe.and.the.Printed.Word.Jul.2000. This page intentionally left blankPoe and the Printed WordEdgar Allan Poe continues to be a fascinating literary ®gure tostudents and scholars alike. Increasingly the focus of studypushes beyond the fright and amusement of his famous talesand seeks to locate the author within the culture of his time. InPoe and the Printed Word, Kevin J. Hayes explores the relationshipbetween various facets of print culture and Poe's life and worksby examining how the publishing opportunities of his timein¯uenced his development as a writer. Hayes demonstrateshow Poe employed different methods of publication as a show-case for his verse, criticism, and ®ction. Beginning with Poe'searly exposure to the printed word, and ending with theambitious magazine and book projects of his ®nal years, thisreappraisal of Poe's career provides an engaging account that ispart biography, part literary history, and part history of thebook.kevin j. hayes is Associate Professor of English at theUniversity of Central Oklahoma. His most recent books includeA Colonial Woman's Bookshelf (1996), Folklore and Book Culture(1997), and Melville's Folk Roots (1999), his third book on HermanMelville. He also edited Henry James: The Contemporary Reviews(1996).cambridge studies in american literatureand cultureEditorRoss Posnock, University of WashingtonFounding EditorAlbert Gelpi, Stanford UniversityAdvisory BoardNina Baym, University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignSacvan Bercovitch, Harvard UniversityRon Bush, St. John's College, Oxford UniversityAlbert Gelpi, Stanford UniversityMyra Jehlen, Rutgers UniversityCarolyn Porter, University of California, BerkeleyRobert Stepto, Yale UniversityBooks in the series:123 Jeffrey A. Hammond, The American Puritan Elegy: A Literary andCultural Study122 Carole Doreski, Writing America Black: Race Rhetoric and the Public Sphere121 Eric Wertheimer, Imagined Empires: Incas, Aztecs, and the New Worldof American Literature, 1771±1876120 Emily Miller Budick, Blacks and Jews in Literary Dialogue119 Mick Gidley, Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indian, Inc.118 Wilson Moses, Afrocentrism, Antimodernism, and Utopia117 Lindon Barrett, Blackness and Value: Seeing Double116 Lawrence Howe, Mark Twain and the Novel: The Double-Cross of Authority115 Janet Casey, Dos Passos and the Ideology of the Feminine114 Caroline Levander, Voices of the Nation: Women and Public Speech inNineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture113 Harryette Mullen, Freeing the Soul: Race, Subjectivity, and Difference inSlave Narratives112 Dennis A. Foster, Sublime Enjoyment: On the Perverse Motive inAmerican LiteratureList continues at end of bookPOE AND THEPRINTED WORDKEVIN J. HAYES         The Pitt Building, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, United Kingdom  The Edinburgh Building, Cambridge CB2 2RU, UK40 West 20th Street, New York, NY 10011-4211, USA477 Williamstown Road, Port Melbourne, VIC 3207, AustraliaRuiz de Alarcón 13, 28014 Madrid, SpainDock House, The Waterfront, Cape Town 8001, South Africahttp://www.cambridge.orgFirst published in printed format ISBN 0-521-66276-1 hardbackISBN 0-511-03381-8 eBookKevin J. Hayes 20042000(Adobe Reader)©In honor ofLawrence C. Wroth . studypushes beyond the fright and amusement of his famous talesand seeks to locate the author within the culture of his time. InPoe and the Printed Word, Kevin. shaped their understandingof Poe& apos;s book. The chapter closes with a discussion of the second andonly other book-length work of ®ction Poe attempted, the
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