Edgar Allan Poe: A Source for Miriam Allen Deford / Edgar Allan Poe: uma fonte para Miriam Allen Deford

Maria Alice Ribeiro Gabriel

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Abstract: The influence of Edgar Allan Poe on North American culture and literature is still a subject of debate in contemporary literary theory. However, Poe’s creative legacy regarding the writings of Miriam Allen Deford remains neglected by the literary critics. Deford’s fiction explored a set of literary genres, such as biography, science fiction, crime and detective short stories. Taking these premises as a point of departure, this article aims to identify similarities between “A Death in the Family” and some of Poe’s works. Drawing on studies by J. T. Irwin, James M. Hutchisson and others, the objective of this paper is to analyze passages from Deford’s tale in comparison with the poetry and fictional prose of Poe. The analysis suggests that Deford’s horror short story “A Death in the Family,” published in 1961, was mostly inspired by Poe’s gothic tales, detective stories, and poems.

Keywords: Edgar Allan Poe; Miriam Allen Deford; detective fiction; psychological horror.

Resumo: A influência de Edgar Allan Poe na cultura e literatura norte-americana é tema de debate contínuo na teoria literária contemporânea. Entretanto, o legado criativo de Poe para os escritos de Miriam Allen Deford permanece negligenciado pela crítica literária. A ficção de Deford explora uma gama de gêneros literários, como biografia, ficção científica e contos detetivescos. Observando tais premissas como ponto de partida, este artigo pretende identificar similaridades entre “A Death in the Family” e algumas obras de Poe. Apoiando-se nos estudos de J. T. Irwin, James M. Hutchisson e outros, o objetivo deste artigo é analisar passagens do conto de Deford em comparação com a poesia e prosa ficcional de Poe. A análise sugere que o conto de horror “A Death in the Family,” publicado em 1961, foi inspirado por contos góticos, histórias de detetive e poemas de Poe.

Palavras-chave: Edgar Allan Poe; Miriam Allen Deford; ficção detetivesca; horror psicológico.


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Literatura norte-americana, Literatura comparada

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