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Attention Surfeit Disorder

Garrett Stewart

in Novel Violence

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780226774589
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226774602 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226774602.003.0004
Attention Surfeit Disorder

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This chapter analyzes the violence in the short stories of Edgar Allan Poe. It explains that the traumatic material in Poe's works is wholly out in the open. Violence is rhetorically propelled and explicitly passed on as confessional discourse. In this case, the works of Poe can be considered to possess potential double violence. This chapter highlights the fact that Poe's distillate of the linguistic issue is unmatched.

Keywords: Edgar Allan Poe; violence; short stories; traumatic material; confessional discourse

Chapter.  12585 words. 

Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies

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