Poe and the Idea of Music

Poe and the Idea of Music

Edgar Allan Poe often set the scenes of his stories and poems with music: angels have the heartstrings of lutes, spirits dance, and women speak with melodic voices. These musical ideas appear to mimic the ways other authors, particularly Romanticists, used music in their works to represent a spiritual ideal artistic realm. Music brought forth the otherworldly, and spoke to the possible transcendence of the human spirit. Yet, Poe's music differs from these Romantic… (more)

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Publisher: Lehigh University Press (October 24, 2017)

Collection: Perspectives on Edgar Allan Poe

Page count: 170 pages

Language: English

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