Presents biographical information along with critical analysis of the themes, symbols, and ideas that appear in the author's works.
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: -- A biographical and critical review of the world's most important writers-- A wealth of information on the writers that are most commonly read in high schools, colleges, and universitiesThe lives of the greatest writers of the world are explored in the series "Bloom's BioCritiques." In addition to a lengthy biography of important writers from Geoffrey Chaucer and William Shakespeare to J.D. Salinger and John Steinbeck, each book includes an extensive critical analysis of the writer's work, as well as critical views by important literary critics throughout history. The "Bloom's BioCritiques" series is edited by the preeminent literary critic of our time, Harold Bloom; these volumes are the perfect introduction to critical study of the important authors currently read and discussed in high schools, colleges, and graduate schools.-- User's guide-- Biography of the writer and chronology of his or her life-- An in-depth critical analysis of the writer, detailing style, important symbols, themes, and ideas in his or her major works-- Supporting critical essays from some of the world's leading critics-- A complete bibliography of the writer's works-- A list of critical works about the writer and his or her work-- An index of themes and ideas in the writer's workOften considered the founding father of horror, Poe lived a life full of depression and despair.