A World of Words: Language and Displacement in the Fiction by Michael J. S. Williams

By Michael J. S. Williams

A international of phrases bargains 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 matters as Poe's characterization of the connection among writer and reader as a fight for authority, on his expertise of the displacement of an "authorial writing self" by way of a "self because it is written," and on his debunking of the redemptive homes of the romantic symbol.

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