history/culture affect poe's body fo work need answer by 1/20/03

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How did history and culture affect poe's body of work, and how is he connecter to the time period through these events?

-- Anonymous, January 20, 2003


Too big and complex a question. Try cruising around www.eapoe.org the bibliographies and links to contemporaries. His place in the post-Revolutionary, pre-Civil War, expansionist, industrializing America as a Southerner often living in the great literary domains of NY Philly and Boston. The Romantic Movement. Progress and science, discovery(South Pole expeditions). Birth of a literary culture in America.

Usually very apolitical, not overtly religious, totally a literary animal in a time of new magazines, publishing houses and a his crucuail role in criticism,poetry, stories etc.

-- Anonymous, January 21, 2003

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