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BOOK ç Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe: Poems ⚣ A critical examination of Poe, taking aliberal view of his work Poe was a genius.We think we know Poe, but we don t Critical biosand just plain bios offer only the dumdum obvious A complexman, w many inner devils and layers of the unstated, Poe weknow founded the modern detective story and then His life is a short, dark tragedy while his stories shimmerw astonishing, shocking, imaginative brilliance.The New England writers, fr Emerson to H James, disdainedhim But he wowwwed Europe Baudelaire, Mallarme, Swinburne,Kafka, Nietzsche, Valery, Cla Poe was a genius.We think we know Poe, but we don t Critical biosand just plain bios offer only the dumdum obvious A complexman, w many inner devils and layers of the unstated, Poe weknow founded the modern detective story and then His life is a short, dark tragedy while his stories shimmerw astonishing, shocking, imaginative brilliance.The New England writers, fr Emerson to H James, disdainedhim But he wowwwed Europe Baudelaire, Mallarme, Swinburne,Kafka, Nietzsche, Valery, Claudel and so on Euros are alwayssmarter than fuked Puritan Americans Poe had to deal with USEvangels who believed in 1839 that the world was ending Soon As Poe wrote, The range of the Imagination is unlimited This line was enough to offend Puritan Americans.Poe would not validate any religion or any resurrection AsDaniel Hoffman says, His crime was to tell us that the desireto do such things murder, etc lurks, perhaps, in the soul ofeach of us It was in his art that he released the demonicenergies which, in life, he had to repress I give this crit analysis 3 stars as Hoffman, who offers somefine insights about the double in Poe see Patricia Highsm and the blindness of love, resorts to blougg writing he tellsus about growing up in New Rochelle, NY, his views on Nixon,his wife and their 2 babies, and John Foster Dulles HELP It s almost as bad as reading a so called GR review in whichwe learn Nothing of the book but all about the unrelated emotionsof some unknown, boring pay attn to me GRer.That said, Hoffman makes us, despite his own moralizing, apprechthat Poe was the first literary critic in US to insist thatlit work be measured by literary standards alone And he opensthe way to seeing Poe s kinky way, to human experience, alongw seeing death as a metaphor of sexuality When I started reading Poe at the beginning of this month, one of my early thoughts was that I had first read Poe in early adolescence and that, in coming back to him now he seems to have remained in adolescence while I matured Readingandtales and articles largely changed my mind about this, but I was somewhat gratified to see in Daniel Hoffman s Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poethat T S Eliot had a very similar take on EAP Daniel Hoffman on Poe s poem Israfel he has an idiosyncra When I started reading Poe at the beginning of this month, one of my early thoughts was that I had first read Poe in early adolescence and that, in coming back to him now he seems to have remained in adolescence while I matured Readingandtales and articles largely changed my mind about this, but I was somewhat gratified to see in Daniel Hoffman s Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poethat T S Eliot had a very similar take on EAP Daniel Hoffman on Poe s poem Israfel he has an idiosyncratic habit of referring to the writer as Edgarpoe Ideality, that perfect beauty on which Poe gazed with such longing, that perfect beauty he attempted to imitate and enshrine in his verses, is for him attainable, if at all, through the effects of musicality of sound and indefiniteness of meaning The nearest Edgarpoe gets to that heavenly music in Israfel is in the first and last stanzas When Edgarpoe has really set his lyre within the sky he is capable of a lovely music, a lyrical movement, a fortuitous lilt of chiming sounds.Here is the first stanza of Israfel In Heaven a spirit doth dwell Whose heart strings are a lute None sing so wildly wellAs the angel Israfel,And the giddy stars so legends tell , Ceasing their hymns, attend the spell Of his voice, all mute.And the last two Yes, Heaven is thine but this Is a world of sweets and sours Our flowers are merely flowers, And the shadow of thy perfect bliss Is the sunshine of ours.If I could dwellWhere Israfel Hath dwelt, and he where I,He might not sing so wildly well A mortal melody,While a bolder note than this might swell From my lyre within the sky Hoffman says the penultimate stanza is sustained banality I rather like that stanza the repetition of the word flowers the idea of the shadow of the heavenly realm being the sunshine of our world, and, especially, in its contrast of Israfel s and Poe s realms, the way it sets up the final stanza.Hoffman did convince me to read Eureka , a work by Poe I had been inclined to pass over I m very glad I chose to read it I was afraid that it would be impenetrable, but Poe lays out his theories in clear prose, taking his assumptions step by step, careful to bring the reader along with him in sharing his incredible revelatory insights into the nature of the universe I cannot say how his physics and astronomy have held up, but I found his presentation at least internally consistent, both within itself and with the physical laws as he understood them.I have never read anything quite like it Hoffman compares it to De Rerum Natura by Lucretius and Yeats A Vision, neither of which I ve read The closest things in my experience are Nietzsche s Thus Spoke Zarathustra and Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon unlike these authors, Poe writes directly of his insights and refuses to embed his vision within a fiction or parable or poem, a surprising choice for a writer so well known for his imaginative writings and lyrical skill He does, however, open the work with a satirical account of modern epistemology, allegedly from 1000 years in the future this was lifted from, or perhaps later inserted into his story Mellonta Tauta.On the whole, however, Hoffman admired the Poe works that I did and I found his analyses and meditations on them unnecessary to my own appreciation, or, on occasion, rather off the mark a little too much Freud in some of his critiques I did however appreciate Hoffman, a poet himself, expressing skepticism about Poe s account of how he came to write The Raven in The Philosophy of Composition it helped confirm my own reaction to the piece yes, the book is titled Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe it s got a lot of great material on Poe, especially on some of theobscure works, but it s marred by a self consciously quirky style which may have been a refreshing alternative to stodgy donnish monographs once but hasn t aged well still, guy knows what he s talking about.