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Poe A Life Cut Short (Hardcover)

Author:  Peter Ackroyd
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 038550800X
ISBN-13: 9780385508001
Sku: 209029167
Publish Date: 1/1/2009
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 7.5H x 5L x 1T
Pages:  205
 
An intriguing portrait of enigmatic American writer Edgar Allan Poe examines his literary accomplishments--lyrical poetry, macabre tales, invention of the first fictional detective, and pioneer of the science fiction and fantasy genres--and legacy in terms of his turbulent, sometimes sordid life. 15,000 first printing. *Author: Ackroyd, Peter *Series Title: Ackroyds Brief Lives *Subtitle: A Life Cut Short *Publication Date: 2009/01/01 *Number of Pages: 205 *Binding Type: Hardcover *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 5.00 *Height: 7.50
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An intriguing portrait of enigmatic American writer Edgar Allan Poe examines his literary accomplishments--lyrical poetry, macabre tales, invention of the first fictional detective, and pioneer of the science fiction and fantasy genres--and legacy in terms of his turbulent, sometimes sordid life. 15,000 first printing.
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Peter Ackroyd
Peter Ackroyd grew up in a council house near London's Wormwood Scrubs. After beginning his education at St Benedict's, a Catholic state school where he began studying Latin and Greek at age 11, Peter Ackroyd was educated at Cambridge and Yale universities. At Yale, where he was a Mellon Fellow, he wrote a history of modern aesthetics that was published in 1976 as NOTES FOR A NEW CULTURE. Since then, he has written novels, biographies, poems, and a book on transvestitism. He has also worked as an editor, film critic, and book reviewer. In his fiction, he eschews literary realism, believing it to be an outmoded idea. One of his perennial interests as a writer is the continuity of place in people's lives--in his case, almost always London's East End. Ackroyd is a self-professed workaholic, publishing a book a year between 1994, when his longtime lover, Brian Kuhn, died of AIDS, and 2000, when, upon completion of his book LONDON (a "biography" of the city), Ackroyd suffered a massive heart attack, from which he recovered fully.

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"[S]ensitive and haunting..." - Jill Lepore 04/27/2009
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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0205
Product attributePublisher:   Nan A. Talese
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