Includes bibliographical references (p. -188) and index.
1. The man that was used up: Poe's place in American literature, 1849-1909 -- 2. A dream within a dream: Poe and psychoanalysis -- 3. Out of space, out of time: from early formalism to deconstruction -- 4. The man of the crowd: the socio-historical Poe -- Lionizing: Poe as cultural signifier -- Loss of breath: writing Poe's last days.