By Beatriz González Moreno, Margarita Rigal Aragón
At the present time Edgar Allan Poe is a widely known and extremely popular writer. while, 100 years in the past (1909), a gaggle of Poe friends, enthusiasts and students obtained jointly on the college of Virginia to commemorate Poe’s start centenary, that they had to take action so as to regulate the power misstatements of his previous biographers, and to right the unsettled judgment of his literary rank.
Now, in 2009, many Poe enthusiasts and students are collecting jointly once again to honour Poe at the moment centenary of his beginning. forms of occasions (theatrical and musical performances, e-book auctions, etc.) and educational meetings were celebrated on each side of the Atlantic, acclaiming Poe’s literary rank back. This quantity brings jointly quite a lot of students with diverse serious techniques and succeeds in laying off new gentle on E. A. Poe at the celebration of his Bicentenary. The publication is prepared into 3 crucial sections; the 1st half specializes in the reception of Poe in nice Britain, France, and Spain; the second one revisits a few of Poe’s major legacies, equivalent to his tales of detection, the Gothic, and technology Fiction; and the 3rd offers with the classy caliber of his narratives and in addition deals an research of his paintings integrating textual content Linguistics in the broader examine of social discourses.
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The self-willed isolation and deﬁant nature of both men is further exempliﬁed in their dandyism. During the Romantic era, the gap between the individual and society widened, leading to an estrangement of the individual. This alienation was also one typical of the prototype Romantic poet. One could refer to the ensuing state of mind of the poet as “Weltschmerz”. According to August Buck, when Baudelaire and Poe slipped into their roles as dandies this was not just an aesthetic pose, but also symptomatic of a tragic existential problem: Ultimately, the literary artist and society were incompatible and destined to be in constant conﬂict (Preußner 60).