Biography of edgar allan poe an american author poet editor and literary critic

In Popular Culture The historical Edgar Allan Poe has appeared as a fictionalized character, often representing the "mad genius" or "tormented artist" and exploiting his personal struggles. He was later taken to Scotland and England —20where he was given a classical education that was continued in Richmond.

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Poe Toaster Main article: The real Poe was born to traveling actors in Boston on January 19,but within three years both of his parents had died. There he died, although whether from drinking, heart failureor other causes was still uncertain in the 21st century.

Poe was taken in by the wealthy tobacco merchant John Allan and his wife Frances Valentine Allan in Richmond, Virginia, while his brother and sister went to live with other families.

It was soon published throughout the country. During this period, Poe claimed that its circulation increased from to 3, He traveled to Boston in Aprilsustaining himself with odd jobs as a clerk and newspaper writer.

He sent a letter to stepfather begging for help but none came. For unknown reasons, he stopped in Baltimore. He admired Shakespeare and Alexander Pope.

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He revealed his real name and his circumstances to his commanding officer, Lieutenant Howard. In Poe moved in with his aunt Maria Clemm in Baltimore.

On January 29,his poem "The Raven" appeared in the Evening Mirror and became a popular sensation. At the same time, he also wrote purely theoretical pieces like "The Poetic Principle" and " The Philosophy of Composition. He prided himself on his logic and carefully handled this real accomplishment so as to impress the public with his possessing still more of it than he had; hence the would-be feats of thought reading, problem unraveling, and cryptography that he attributed to his characters William Legrand and C.

He talked brilliantly, chiefly of literature, and read his own poetry and that of others in a voice of surpassing beauty. The book once again reprinted the long poems "Tamerlane" and "Al Aaraaf" but also six previously unpublished poems, including early versions of " To Helen ", " Israfel ", and " The City in the Sea ".

Poe tactically pleaded not guilty to induce dismissal, knowing that he would be found guilty. William Butler Yeats was occasionally critical of Poe and once called him "vulgar". Poe was dismissed from his job in Richmond, apparently for drinking, and went to New York City.

Edgar Allan Poe

On one side, he was an idealist and a visionary. He had a sense of humour, apologizing to a visitor for not keeping a pet raven. He first served at Fort Independence in Boston Harbor for five dollars a month. Of the several homes that Poe, his wife Virginia, and his mother-in-law Maria rented in Philadelphia, only the last house has survived.

Poe admired originality, often in work very different from his own, and was sometimes an unexpectedly generous critic of decidedly minor writers.

Poe had an influence on cryptography beyond increasing public interest in his lifetime. He admired Shakespeare and Alexander Pope. His military career went through a series of peaks and valleys.

He remained at the Messenger until January In he went south, had a wild spree in Philadelphia, but got safely to Richmond, where he finally became engaged to Elmira Royster, by then the widowed Mrs.

He is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction. Her death devastated Poe and left him unable to write for months. They were married for eleven years until her early death, which may have inspired some of his writing.Oct 17,  · Edgar Allan Poe American short story writer, poet, critic, editor, novelist, and essayist.

The following entry presents criticism of Poe's essays. Watch video · Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, to October 7, ) was an American writer, poet, critic and editor best known for evocative short stories.

Poe soon developed a reputation as a fearless critic who not only attacked an author’s work but also insulted the author and the northern literary establishment. Poe targeted some of the most famous writers in the country; one of his victims was the anthologist and editor Rufus Griswold.

Edgar Allan Poe (/ p oʊ /; born Edgar Poe; January 19, – October 7, ) was an American writer, editor, and literary critic.

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Poe is best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre. Watch video · Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, to October 7, ) was an American writer, poet, critic and editor best known for evocative short stories.

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