Short Storygreenspun.com : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread
How did he define the Short Story?
-- Anonymous, December 10, 2001
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"He did succeed however, in formulating influential literary theories and in demonstrating mastery of the forms he favored--highly musical poems and short prose narratives. Both forms, he argued, should aim at 'a certain unique or single effect.' His theory of short fiction is best exemplified in Ligeia(1838), the tale poe considered his finest, and The Fall of the House of Usher (1839), which was to become one of his most famous stories."
-- Anonymous, December 11, 2001