By Sebastian Langner
In distinction to the recent Criticism-school that were triumphing till the Forties, and observed the textual content by myself 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 part of the yankee dream, a depressed and miserable madman, incarnating his fantasies into tales of doubtful benefit. Being an ardent opponent of the recent Criticism-school, Fiedler can't support yet relate the alternative of Poe's topics and characters exclusively to the writer himself, pointing out that “in Poe the incest subject belongs to the non-public international of his personal tortured psyche […].” For Fiedler, “The strange syndrome of kid -love, necrophilia, and incest in Poe is simply too own and pathological to shed a lot gentle at the common which means of the latter topic in American literature and life.”4 rather than treating Poe as a singularity worthy extra research, he dismisses the author's paintings because the questionable fancies of a mentally deranged.
But the undeniable recurrence of the above-mentioned issues 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 query, and probably to rebut Fiedler's conception stands out as the target 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