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Post a Comment. Like the obsessions that so often lead to the annihilation of Poe's narrators, his influence cannot be escaped. When Poe began writing stories in earnest in the early s, the gothic genre, by far the most popular in the periodicals of the day, was, in artistic terms, distinctly hackneyed. Ever since Marie Bonaparte's pioneering study from a Freudian perspective, published in which, wrote Richard Wilbur, "though absurd in all the expected ways … comes up with many constants of imagery and narrative pattern"Poe's works have tap dance e sesso video Vodonaeva been considered proto-psychological.
As Benjamin F Fisher notes, this way of reading them "finds excellent symbols in the spiralling staircases and downward spirals into ocean depths or mouldering sub-cellars of ruinous mansions and abbeys" they abound in.
Similarly, while individual stories might take place in London The Man of the Crowdoff the coast of Norway Descent Into the Maelströmor a "chain of wild and dreary tap dance e sesso video Vodonaeva that lie westward and southward of Charlottesville" A Tale of the Ragged Mountains, the only story Poe set in his native Virginiathe vagueness of many of the settings reinforces the sense that it is really internal, psychic landscapes they are describing.
In The Fall of the House of Usherhis most controlled, concentrated story, he describes a rotting mansion with a crack running through it. Likewise the incestuous Usher twins, Roderick and Madeline, are two halves of a divided self that, once separated, disintegrates.
Just as the two boys seem to represent the competing natures of a single psyche, so within the school building it is "difficult, at any given time, to say with certainty upon which of its two storeys one happened to be". Hidden away like an unpleasant notion, Wilson rooms in one of the "many little nooks or recesses" that entail "the odds and ends of the structure".
The gap here between Poe's fiction and later theories of repression, or the narrator's "wild, confused and thronging memories of a time when memory herself was yet unborn" and the Freudian unconscious, is irresistibly narrow. Poe's genius in William Wilson is to tell the story not of a good protagonist bedevilled by an evil twin, but of a corrupt man tormented by a vision of his better self.
How like our own internal lives, haunted by the better decisions and kinder acts of our ideal selves. The occluded name invites the possibility — never distant in Poe — that Dupin's adversary is in fact an alternate version of himself. Poe's three Dupin stories, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Mystery of Marie Rogêt and The Purloined Letter, created the template for detective fiction that Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie would use for their most famous creations, Conan Doyle saying of Poe's detective stories that "each is a root from which a whole literature has developed".
Dupin is a man, tap dance e sesso video Vodonaeva Peter Thoms's phrase, with the "ability to read the mysterious space of the city". He is a decipherer of symbols, and it is this ability that Borges — who cites Poe throughout his work — transplants into Erik Lönnrot, a detective who considers himself "a pure thinker, an Auguste Tap dance e sesso video Vodonaeva, whose murder investigation revolves around the secret name of the Hebrew god.
Lönrott's quest turns out to be a dead end, the case an elaborate trap. Unlike the Dupin of The Purloined Letter, he tap dance e sesso video Vodonaeva outwit his criminal counterpart. Why, in The Murders in the Rue Morgue, were the two victims rearranging the contents of an iron tap dance e sesso video Vodonaeva at three in the morning? In The Cask of Amontillado, what is the insult for which Montresor enacts his hideous revenge on Fortunato? What is the incomprehensible horror the narrator neglects to describe in The Pit and the Pendulum?
These, like the uncertainty of setting discussed earlier, almost goad readers to supply their own meaning. The surfaces of his tales are always deceptions", requiring effort to "detect the embedded secrets". There is also another possibility: that these absences bid the reader to supply their own meaning, to interact with and map their own guilt, urges and frustrations onto the stories.
Two of Poe's most famous stories, The Tell-Tale Heart and The Black Cat bothrevolve around the same absence: the motive for the murders they describe. Both stories are monologues, both describe maniacal states, and both contain passages of unusually blunt prose, as striking as a folk tale's: "The night waned; I worked hastily, but in silence. First of all I dismembered the corpse. I cut off the head and the arms and the legs".
The echoes of these distinctive, reliably unreliable voices, which foreshadow the stream-of-consciousness technique, can be heard, as shouts or whispers, in works by authors such as Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Nabokov, Thomas Bernhard and Roberto Tap dance e sesso video Vodonaeva. The book is a novel-length monologue by a right-wing priest, Father Urrutia Lacroix, who is also the pseudonymous literary critic H Ibacache. It is a supposed confession, the rant of a man haunted by his tap dance e sesso video Vodonaeva self, and over the course of the book Urrutia proves as slippery as Poe's earlier creations, while his narrative contains the distinctly gothic vision of a husband torturing political prisoners in the basement while his wife entertains tap dance e sesso video Vodonaeva upstairs.
Like Poe's central works, Bolaño's novel enacts the battle of the divided self, placing us on a steep pathway descending from surface respectability into darker drives and longings. Labels: A brief survey of the short storyAmerican writersPoeWriters. No comments:. Newer Post Older Post Home. Subscribe to: Post Comments Atom.