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“The Jingle Man” and the Transcendental Issues
“The Jingle Man” and the Transcendental Issues

Author(s): Saša Simović
Subject(s): Fiction, Studies of Literature, Philosophical Traditions, Metaphysics, Novel, Short Story, Phenomenology, American Literature
Published by: Editura Alma Mater
Keywords: Transcendentalism; antebellum America; short story; reviews;

Summary/Abstract: Edgar Allan Poe neither cherished nor appreciated the fundamental standing points of American Transcendentalism, never missing the opportunity to express his “disagreement” with the ideas discussed by some leading figures of this religious, literary and philosophical movement in antebellum America. He criticized their “obscurity for the sake of obscurity“, their being prone to vagueness and imprecission as well as the way they perceived the Universe, the Oneness, the Soul of the World and the Soul of the Individual. The aim of this paper is to highlight Poe’s perspective on Transcendentalism, both on the literary scene of the day and in some of his short stories.

  • Issue Year: 2021
  • Issue No: 26
  • Page Range: 171-182
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: English