By Michael J. S. Williams

A international of phrases deals a brand new examine the measure to which language itself is a subject of Poe's texts. Stressing the methods his fiction displays at the nature of its personal signifying practices, Williams sheds new gentle on such concerns as Poe's characterization of the connection among writer and reader as a fight for authority, on his understanding of the displacement of an "authorial writing self" by means of a "self because it is written," and on his debunking of the redemptive houses of the romantic symbol.

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