Abstract

ABSTRACT:

This essay examines how Poe's Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque demonstrates the ways in which he accrued different types of capital in order to leverage his position within the US literary market. Transposing Leon Jackson's analysis of Thomas White's success as the proprietor of the Southern Literary Messenger to Poe's first book-length publication, I explain how the Advertisements section prefacing the second volume reflects his methodical strategy for soliciting and collecting positive reviews from influential literary figures for use at a later, favorable time.

pdf

Additional Information

ISSN
1754-6095
Print ISSN
1947-4644
Pages
pp. 90-109
Launched on MUSE
2019-05-08
Open Access
No
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.