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" When it most closely allies itself to Beauty: the death, then, of a beautiful woman is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world... "
Scribner's Magazine ... - Сторінка 71
1909
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Representative English Essays

Warner Taylor - 1923 - 499 стор.
...explained at some length, the answer here also is obvious—"When it most closely allies itself to Beauty; the death, then, of a beautiful woman is, unquestionably, the most poetical topic in the world—and equally is it beyond doubt that the lips best suited for such a topic are those of a bereaved...
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The Late Mr. Shakespeare

Robert Nye - 1999 - 398 стор.
...grief is It was either my dear Jane or the playwright John Webster who once remarked that the death of a beautiful woman is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world. I think that it was probably Mr Webster. He was much possessed by death. (In view of how things turned...
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Beyond Boundaries: Textual Representations of European Identity

Andy Hollis - 2000 - 199 стор.
...fantasy whose central principle was championed by Edgar Allan Poe in 'The Philosophy of Composition': 'the death, then, of a beautiful woman, is, unquestionably, the most poetical topic in the world - and equally is it beyond doubt that the lips best suited for such topic are those of a bereaved lover'...
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Engendering Rome: Women in Latin Epic

A. M. Keith - 2000 - 149 стор.
...women's violent summons to war. 77 77 Cf. Huston (1 986). 100 CHAPTER 5 Over her dead body The death of a beautiful woman is, unquestionably, the most poetical topic in the world. (Edgar Allan Poe, The Philosophy of Composition') In Greco-Roman mythology and legend, the death of...
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Thirty-two Stories

Edgar Allan Poe - 2000 - 385 стор.
...credo which Poe enunciated in "The Philosophy of Composition" now seems unsavory to us: "The death of a beautiful woman is, unquestionably, the most poetical topic in the world. ..." And finally, in each tale of this sort, Poe provides an escape valve. We see the action through...
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Nature, Woman, and the Art of Politics

Eduardo A. Velásquez - 2000 - 385 стор.
...introducing this essay, this link became a lethal fusion. Edgar Allan Poe's dubious theory that the death of a beautiful woman "is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world" is only the logical extension of this association.16 Living female objets d'art are dangerously prone...
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Necro Citizenship: Death, Eroticism, and the Public Sphere in the Nineteenth ...

Dorothy Draheim Professor of English Russ Castronovo, Russ Castronovo - 2001 - 351 стор.
...Perhaps Poe best appreciated women's death as an occasion of male cathexis in his 1846 remark that "the death, then, of a beautiful woman is, unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world." 1o3 Poe is only about half right, however. The image of a dead woman is one of the most political topics...
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Genders, Races, and Religious Cultures in Modern American Poetry, 1908-1934

Rachel Blau DuPlessis - 2001 - 238 стор.
...logopoeic critique of poetry's foundational cluster via Edgar Allen Poe's remarkable statement ". . . the death, then, of a beautiful woman is, unquestionably, the most poetical topic in the world" (Poe 1984, 19). In his essay, this conclusion is a triumphant synthesis, with the glue being Woman,...
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Revising Flannery O'Connor: Southern Literary Culture and the Problem of ...

Katherine Hemple Prown - 2001 - 201 стор.
..."tone" of all good poetry. And since death is the most melancholy of all subjects, Poe concluded that "the death, then, of a beautiful woman is, unquestionably, the most poetical topic in the world" (1082-84). P°e had merely articulated the rationale behind an aesthetic principle that had informed...
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Romancing the Shadow: Poe and Race

William a Read Professor of English J Gerald Kennedy - 2001 - 292 стор.
...famously wrote in his scientific analysis of "The Raven" in "The Philosophy of Composition" (1846): "[T]he death, then, of a beautiful woman is, unquestionably, the most poetical topic in the world" (Works, 14:201). In the poem, however, the "lost Lenore," like Ligeia and Madeline Usher, refuses to...
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