|aSocial and psychological disorder in the works of Edgar Allan Poe /|cClaudia Durst Johnson, book editor.
|aFarmington Hills, Mich. :|bGreenhaven Press,|cc2010.
|a163 p. :|bill. ;|c24 cm.
|aSocial issues in literature
|aIncludes bibliographical references (p. 154-157) and index.
|tThe life of Edgar Allan Poe /|rEric W. Carlson --|tThe sources of Poe's youthful despair /|rJeffrey Meyers --|tPoe's derangement in the late 1840s /|rScott Peeples --|tPoe's characters as self-portraits /|rClaudia C. Morrison --|tMadness as realism, not supernaturalism /|rVincent Buranelli --|tEdgar Allan Poe and the insanity plea /|rJohn Cleman --|tAbnormality and the confusion of life and death /|rCharles E. May --|tMadness in Poe's tales as a means of escape /|rDaniel Hoffman --|tConfessing shrewdness to deny madness in Poe's stories /|rChristopher Benfey --|tThe mad chamber of the mind in Poe's poetry /|rBenjamin F. Fisher --|tDeath, sex, and horror in Poe's poetry /|rEdward H. Davidson --|tInsanity as the way to salvation in "The pit and the pendulum" /|rJames Lundquist --|tPoe's fixation on the death of beautiful women /|rKaren Weekes --|t"Ligeia" as a tale of obsession and hallucination /|rRoy P. Basler --|tThe obsession of the stalker /|rKathleen Megan --|tPatricide without remorse /|rManuel Roig-Franzia --|tJourney of a schizophrenic /|rElyn R. Saks --|tThe insanity defense /|rLara Bricker.
|aPresents essays that examine psychological disorders featured in the works of Edgar Allan Poe discussing such topics as obsession, sadism, and motiveless murder.
|aPoe, Edgar Allan,|d1809-1849|xCriticism and interpretation|vJuvenile literature.
|aSocial problems in literature|vJuvenile literature.