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Author Pahl, Dennis.

Title Architects of the abyss : the indeterminate fictions of Poe, Hawthorne, and Melville / Dennis Pahl.

Publication Info. Columbia : University of Missouri Press, 1989.


Location Call No. Status
 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  813.9 P15    Check Shelf
Description xx, 121 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Poe and the questioning of selfhood -- Disfiguration in "The fall of the House of Usher"; or Poe's mad lines -- Recovering Byron: the search for origins in "The assignation" -- Poe/script: the death of the author in The narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym -- Hawthorne and moral perspectivism -- The poison of interpretation: Giovanni's reading of Rappaccini's daughter -- Melville and the fiction of social justice -- The violent forms of truth in Billy Budd, Sailor (an inside narrative) -- Epilogue: Henry James and the critical abyss: The Aspern papers.
Subject American fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849 -- Fictional works.
Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Melville, Herman, 1819-1891 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Indexed Term Fiction in English American writers Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864 Melville, Herman, 1819-1891 & Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849 - Critical studies.
ISBN 0826207073 alkaline paper
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