What was Poe's influence on the French Symbolist Movement?

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I need to write a paper about the influence of Poe's works on the French Symbolist Movement...What is unique or important about Poe that he was able to influence this literary movement? I can't seem to find much info on this topic...if anyone could help me out, i would greatly greatly appreciate it!!! Thanks!

-- Anonymous, January 29, 2001


I haven' t read the books yet, my professor gave me this bibliography today: Cambiaire, C.P. The influence of Edgar Allan Poe in France, New York: Stechert&Co., 1927 Chiari, Joseph Symbolism from Poe to Mallarme': the growth of a myth, New York: Gordian Press, 1970 Lawler, James R. Edgar Poe et les poetes francaises, Paris, Julliard, 1989 Lemonnier, Le'on Les Traducteurs d' Edgar Poe de 1845 a 1875, Paris: P.U.F., 1928 Quinn, Patrick F. The French Face of Edgar Poe, Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1957

-- Anonymous, January 31, 2001

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