By Sebastian Langner
In distinction to the hot Criticism-school that were winning till the Forties, and observed the textual content on my own because the sole foundation for literary feedback, Fiedler attempts to include biographical details at the writer and insights in his sociocultural setting into his analysis.
Surprisingly, his exam of Edgar Allan Poe's oeuvre seems as curtly because it is simplifying. He stylizes Poe because the darkish aspect of the yank dream, a depressed and miserable madman, incarnating his fantasies into tales of doubtful advantage. Being an ardent opponent of the recent Criticism-school, Fiedler can't support yet relate the alternative of Poe's subject matters and characters completely to the writer himself, pointing out that “in Poe the incest subject matter belongs to the non-public global of his personal tortured psyche […].” For Fiedler, “The atypical syndrome of kid -love, necrophilia, and incest in Poe is just too own and pathological to shed a lot gentle at the normal which means of the latter topic in American literature and life.”4 rather than treating Poe as a singularity worthy additional research, he dismisses the author's paintings because the questionable fancies of a mentally deranged.
But the undeniable recurrence of the above-mentioned subject matters in Poe's paintings begs the query: Is Leslie Fiedler correct? Are Poe's pathological characters to be pointed out with the writer and his personal “tortured psyche”?
To resolution that question, and probably to rebut Fiedler's conception often is the goal of this paper.
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Are Edgar Allan Poe's pathological characters to be identified with the authors own “tortured psyche”? by Sebastian Langner