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Published: 01 January 1992
DOI: 10.1215/9780822397601-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9760-1
...Literary Origins "Mutiny and Atrocious Butchery": The Globe Mutiny as a Source for Pym Susan F. Beegel "Mutiny and atrocious butchery," promises the title page of The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym, cataloguing the delectable horrors within, and...
Published: 01 January 1992
DOI: 10.1215/9780822397601-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9760-1
... Novels, Tales, and Problems of Form in The Narrative ofArthur Gordon Pym Bruce 1. Weiner On 2July 1838, shortly before Poe's The Narrative ofArthur Gordon Pym was published, Cornelius Mathews wrote...
Published: 01 January 1992
DOI: 10.1215/9780822397601-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9760-1
...Poe's Reading of Myth: The White Vision of Arthur Gordon Pym Carol Peirce and Alexander G. Rose III Toward its close, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym seems to suffer a sea change. In its early chapters, the work appears a straight, factually...
Published: 01 January 1992
DOI: 10.1215/9780822397601-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9760-1
...Pym, the Dighton Rock, and the Matter of Vinland Joseph]. Moldenhauer Among the verifiable and possible sources for The Nar• rative of Arthur Gordon Pym, exhaustively summarized by Burton R. Pollin in his introductory essay and anno...
Published: 01 January 1992
DOI: 10.1215/9780822397601-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9760-1
...Poe's Life Reflected through the Sources of Pym Burton R. Pollin The extraordinary scope and variety of the sources in• trinsic to the text of The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym clearly reveal many aspects of Poe's life and thought at a...
Published: 01 January 1992
DOI: 10.1215/9780822397601-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9760-1
...Sociohistorical Contexts Mourning in Poe's Pym Grace Farrell When one experiences profound grief over the death of a loved one, the loss can be sufficient to render oneself lost. To lose is to become lost. And mourning is the process of...
Published: 01 January 1992
DOI: 10.1215/9780822397601-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9760-1
...Figuration Consumption, Exchange, and the Literary Marketplace: From the Folio Club Tales to Pym Alexander Hammond In American Romanticism and the Marketplace, Michael T. Gilmore argues that the economics of authorship and publication...
Published: 01 January 1992
DOI: 10.1215/9780822397601-013
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9760-1
... Pym Pourri: Decomposing the Textual Body J. Gerald Kennedy We cannot be sure whether Poe or some nameless func• tionary at Harper and Brothers constructed the elabo• rate subtitle for The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket...
Published: 01 January 1992
DOI: 10.1215/9780822397601-014
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9760-1
...The Quincuncial Network inPoe'sPym John T. Irwin There is probably no serious reader of The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym who hasn't felt puzzled by Pym's lengthy description, in chapter 14, of the nesting habits of the...
Published: 01 January 1992
DOI: 10.1215/9780822397601-015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9760-1
... The Arabesque Design of Arthur Gordon Pym G. R. Thompson The devices of aesthetic fantasy may be conventional or otherwise. In the opinion ofJorge Luis Borges, the most ubiquitous devices of fantastic literature are...
Published: 01 January 1992
DOI: 10.1215/9780822397601-016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9760-1
...A Writer's View "Still Farther South": Some Notes on Poe's Pym John Barth Gatherings of experts sometimes entertain themselves by inviting a nonexpert to hold forth: one whose own ex• pertise is either refreshingly outside theirs (as when a...
Published: 01 January 1992
DOI: 10.1215/9780822397601-017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9760-1
...A Bibliographer's View Tracing Shadows: Pym Criticism, 1980-1990 David Ketterer At this stage, to attempt a complete survey of Pym criti• cism, with its pattern of well-nigh exponential growth, would be both a daunting and a redundant task. In...
Published: 01 January 1992
DOI: 10.1215/9780822397601
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9760-1
Published: 01 January 1992
DOI: 10.1215/9780822397601-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9760-1
... Pym's Polar Episode: Conclusion or Beginning? J. Lasley Dameron In all of the criticism and scholarship devoted to Edgar Allan Poe, there has been no more beguiling interpretative problem, it seems to me, than one to be found in his inno...
Book Chapter

By Richard Kopley
Published: 01 January 1992
DOI: 10.1215/9780822397601-019
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9760-1
...Index Note: This index lists all titles of works under the author's name only. Entries under Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket, The, are grouped in a general section followed by separate headings for "characters in," "critical readings of," "places in," and "possible sources...
Published: 01 January 1992
DOI: 10.1215/9780822397601-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9760-1
... subsequent generalization" (H 11:3). While in 1957 Edward H. Davidson stated that Poe's Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym (1838) had been "gener• ally ignored or scanted by Poe scholars and cri tics," 1 in the following years, much "time" and "mental exertion" were devoted to this work, and, in...
Published: 01 January 1992
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9760-1
... A Bibliographer's View Tracing Shadows: Pym Criticism, 1980-1990 David Ketterer At this stage, to attempt a complete survey of Pym criti• cism, with its pattern of well-nigh exponential growth, would be both a daunting and a redundant task. In...
Published: 01 January 1992
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9760-1
... A Writer's View "Still Farther South": Some Notes on Poe's Pym John Barth Gatherings of experts sometimes entertain themselves by inviting a nonexpert to hold forth: one whose own ex• pertise is either refreshingly outside theirs (as when...
Published: 01 January 1992
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9760-1
... Literary Origins "Mutiny and Atrocious Butchery": The Globe Mutiny as a Source for Pym Susan F. Beegel "Mutiny and atrocious butchery," promises the title page of The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym, cataloguing the delectable horrors within...
Book Chapter

By Richard Kopley
Published: 01 January 1992
DOI: 10.1215/9780822397601-018
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9760-1
...Notes Kopley: Introduction 1. Edward H. Davidson, Poe: A Critical Study (Cambridge, Mass.: Har• vard University Press, 1957), p. 157· 2. Frederick S. Frank, "Polarized Gothic: An Annotated Bibliography of Poe's Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym," Bulletin of Bibliography, 38 (1981...