FERRADA AGUILAR, Andrés. Ficción y metaficción en la narración de Arthur Gordon Pym de Edgar Allan Poe. Rev. signos [online]. , vol, n Edgar Allan Poe’s only novel, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket is a pivotal work in which Poe calls attention to the act of writing and to the. Richard said: Dear The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym, I love you. I.. Capisco l’ intento e mi posso immaginare che spostare in narrativa, in letteratura gli orrori.

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His poetry is on point. We forget that he wrote a whole short story about it taking three days to cross the Atlantic as compared to, what, 8 hours now, Miami to Paris? PaperbackWorld’s Classics ve, pages. Lovecraft, whose At the Mountains of Madness homages Pym, even including the cries of “tekeli-li!

It felt like one of those weird deaths we hear about gordoon news: The water on their island is dark purple. This may not be one of Poe’s most artistic narrracin, but I found it to be his most suspenseful story, ironically despite its being an adventure tale and not his usual horror fare.

I sprang out of bed, nevertheless, in a kind of ecstasy, and told him I was quite as brave as himself, and quite as tired as he was of lying in bed like a dog It was blowing almost a gale, and the weather was very cold — it being late in October.

I don’t know, the racism here didn’t bother me as much as it might have, somehow. The sky develops a thick, white mist; the sea becomes a milky white and they encounter a huge, white, shrouded, figure.

The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket

In Paul Auster ‘s City of Glassthe lead character Quinn has a revelation that makes him think of the discovery of the strange hieroglyphs at the end of Poe’s novel. A Study in Genius. In the course of his ordeal, he discovers a letter written in blood attached to his dog Tiger, warning Pym to remain hidden, as gorddon life depends on it.

Arthur, I’m sorry it didn’t work out. But I like it, honestly. It is quite gruesome in places, however, and not recommended for the squeamish. He tells us that the real-life brig Polly had been lost at sea from December 15th to June 20th, for a total of days; shouldn’t that be days? I’m sure there’s a better reader out there for you, somewhere, Arthur.


Some of the allegorical elements are said to be religious not convinced by that. Jan 17, Edward Narrracin rated it did not like it. One thing keeps reoccurring is Poe’s fear of tight confined places adthur claustrophobic situations, and seems to carry on into some of his short stories, as well. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. As would be expected, the book takes the form of an extended narrative of a Nantucket schoolboy named Pym, who tells us here of the adventures he nraracin subsequent to stowing away on the whaler Grampus.

Also, when he went off on those long tangents about what it meant arthue a ship “laying to” and all that crap I really thought I was going to fall asleep. This is one of those bad books by a great writer. We don’t get the creepiness vibe like we do in his short stories. The reviewer considered it a literary hoax and called it gordkn “impudent attempt at humbugging the public” [74] and regretted “Mr.

The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket and Related Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

In perhaps the ppym most memorable scene, however, the Grampus encounters a Dutch ship of the literal dead a Flying Dutchman reference? He is nowhere as consistent as those two amazingly unusual men, but the grove of his imagination is certainly worth a few good strolls. Jul 08, Lizy rated it it was ok Shelves: This allows him leeway to include stories unrelated to the narrative itself, to break off into long digressions about nautical matters, and then, finally, to veer into the sort of unbelievable fish story that balances half-truths and legends into something too strange to believe, but too appealing not to repeat.

The first story tells of a drunken trip out in a small boat, the Arielwith his friend Augustus.

Quotes from The Narrative of What I got was It seems like Jules Verne was gordno influenced by this style. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It is an archetypal American story of escape from domesticity tracing a young man’s rite of passage through a series of terrible brushes with arthuf during a fateful sea voyage. Pym and Peters hide in gordin surrounding mountains, in gorges apparently artificially carved hieroglyphs for “Shaded”, “White” and “Region to the South” as revealed in the epilogue and eventually escape Tsalal, whose people mortally fear white animals and objects; with the terrorized shriek of “Tekeli-li!

Poe writes in such precise language; the reader comes away from each barracin with the impression that the brush strokes couldn’t be improved. The extensive interlude consisting almost entirely of latitude and longitude readings gordpn describing the progress of the Guy and a history of various other excursions into the region that is here foisted upon the reader could be read as the perseveration of a trauma victim.


It has a few in famous scenes of horror. Poe is at least capable of forgetting that the half-Native Dirk Peters was originally intended to be simply a grotesque: It was no surprise then that his only novel, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket, takes the form of very loosely connected picaresque, with no narrative strand running through it from beginning to end.

The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket and Related Tales

Pym is very mad at the “savages” for this duplicity. Poe never deigns to tell us. Wells noted that ” Pym tells what a nwrracin intelligent mind could imagine about the south polar region a century ago”.

It is frequently called the break-bones, or osprey peterel. Poe, thus, regales us arthud travelogue bits for example, the history of the Kerguelen Islands in the south Indian Aarthurgives us some natural history information everything you’ll likely ever need to know about the nesting habits of the pymm, for exampleprovides precise compass readings of every obscure island visited in case you ever decide to seek out the legendary Aurora Islandstells us the complete history of south polar exploration Captain Cook, James Weddell, Benjamin Morrell, etc.

It offered passage on a vessel bound for the primal American subconscious, the foundation on which all our visible systems and structures were built. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Poe admittedly borrows long generally boring excerpts from other authors related to technical information – such as the nesting of various birds. El final es uno de los puntos de mayor controversia con respecto a esta novela. But I just can’t look past your flaws. If I didn’t know this was written by Poe, I would never have guessed it.

I don’t think the ending works with the prologue at all, but I can’t be bothered to go back and re-read any of this. Unfortunately,it failed to creep me,it triggered my disgust instead.