The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket (2020)

The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original Due to its age it may contain imperfections such as marks notations marginalia and flawed pages Because we believe this work is c
  • Title: The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket
  • Author: Edgar Allan Poe
  • ISBN: 9781161471724
  • Page: 314
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world s literature in affordable, high quality, modernThis scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world s literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.
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    1. Dear The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym, I love you I hate you You confuse me because you evoke within me such conflicting emotions The truth I really got into a relationship with you because I thought that you would be a straight up maritime adventure novel a la Master and Commander I heard you inspired Herman Melville when he was writing Moby Dick That s what I was looking for What I got was well, what are you, Arthur Here s the thing, Gordy you were always good as an adventure novel That was [...]

    2. Poe s only novel, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket is not your average 19th century adventure tale like those of Jules Verne or Robert Louis Stevenson Instead, it s a type of tale which acts as a forefather for many tales to come and it s a hell of a weird ride The narrative introduces Augustus and our narrator, Arthur Gordon Pym The first chapter tells a drunken adventure of these two boys Not sure why that chapter is there, but it s there.The next couple of chapters tells one of [...]

    3. 1.5 starsThis is Poe s only novel published in 1838 I haven t read any Poe for many years, having read some of his poetry and his short stories in my teens This is an odd novel Arthur Gordon Pym and his friend Augustus are teenagers in search of adventure Augustus s father is a sea captain A voyage is in the offing and Augustus contrives to enable Pym to stow away A series of adventures ensues each farfetched than the previous There is a bloody mutiny, followed by a shipwreck with Pym and a sma [...]

    4. En este libro, su nica novela, Poe intent volcar absolutamente todos sus conocimientos y recursos literarios pero fall El libro, tal vez por su extensi n, no logra mantener el suspense de sus cuentos, m s all de las vicisitudes a las que est sometido el narrador El mismo Poe nunca qued conforme con el resultado final Ser por eso tal vez que siempre se focaliz en escribir cuentos De todos modos, el libro suscit el inter s de dos grandes de la literatura Julio Verne, quien dijo que alguien deb a t [...]

    5. I read this in the German translation by Arno Schmidt in preparation of Schmidt s Zettel s Traum, which deals with E.A.Poe.I already read this book decades ago in another translation and liked it quite a bit This new one though was quite another experience a good one If you know Arno Schmidt you also know about his rather unusual way of punctuation In this book he uses it too, especially in the first part I guess the usage of the equal sign instead of the hyphen, the instead of und and , and 1 i [...]

    6. Some authors were never meant to be novelists Some authors are meant to write short stories and some authors are poets.In The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket, Poe s thankfully only full length novel, we witness the struggles of an author looking to branch out into long form and having no fucking clue what he is doing You can see a beautifully wretched and bleak novelette or novella in here, but Poe overstays his welcome by about 50 pages Even Poe considered this novel silly You have [...]

    7. Shipwrecks Cannibalism Wiley natives This is a quintessential ripping yarn, a page turner of the most classic kind a book that inspired Melville and caused Auden to gush It s Poe s only novel, and perhaps given his master of the short form it s best that he only gave us one to savor And that ending I wish I hadn t read the appendix the end to the main narrative was so shocking and unexpected, so good Yes, yes, there are those long passages about rookeries and longitudinal markings, but don t ski [...]

    8. an unusually restrained Edgar Allan Poe strips away his poetic tendencies as well as his luscious prose in this Narrative, his only novel the result is an adventure that is grim, Grim, GRIM and so ends up feeling much like Poe after all, despite the shift in style.a feckless youth decides to follow his heart and his sailor friend by stowing away on a whaling ship sounds like a recipe for an exciting voyage full of adventure, bromance, mind opening experiences and perhaps a little Coming of Age, [...]

    9. Pym is a great delirious fever nightmare of a novel, barely a novel at all, influencing everything from Moby Dick to Lovecraft It shares with Treasure Island an archetypal feel when Poe describes being lost at sea and debating cannibalism, you think, So this is where my brain got that image from It s fairly insane, as books go There s Poe s usual fascination with being buried alive, and as thrilling a description of vertigo as I ve ever read He seems to have had no particular structure in mind h [...]

    10. Lo he grabado dentro de las colinas, y mi venganza,sobre el polvo dentro de la roca Historia terror fica, macabra, agobiante, angustiosa El protagonista Arthur pasa una calamidad detr s de otra, sin casi un momento de respiro y te llegas a preguntar como es posible que conserve la cordura La escena que m s me ha impactado ha sido la del view spoiler barco fantasma, con esa gaviotilla tan maja hide spoiler Sencillamente espeluznante En la parte central del libro hay un cambio de ritmo total y la [...]

    11. Read in April for plot, etc you can gohere otherwise, as usual, read on.Since the first time I read this book some years ago, I ve done a lot of reading about it and I ve discovered that even Poe scholars can t agree on what to make of it Dana D Nelson in her The Word in Black and White Reading Race in American Literature, 1638 1867 notes that Readings of Pym range widely, from psychoanalytic exploration to social satire, from self referential commentary on writing or reading to a metacritical d [...]

    12. OK, OK, I picked it, but I shouldn t carry all the guilt For my and Edward s first buddy read of the year, I really felt for a classic and, due to our unusually late in the month start, we had decided on one not overly long So those were the constraints or so I thought My research into all and every one of my ingenious choices ended with Edward s detailed review of the book So, he deserves some of the blame for deliberately narrowing the possible choices by reading so many books So there.By some [...]

    13. DNF 65%Pulling the plug on this I love Poe, or rather, I love his short stories He just doesn t translate well into full length novels, too much repetition and descriptive exposition to keep interest This worked out better for me as a sleep aid than a tale The body from which it had been taken, resting as it did upon the rope, had been easily swayed to and from by the exertions of the carnivorous bird , and it was this motion which had at first impressed us with the belief of its being alive Thi [...]

    14. In his short story entitled Ms Found in a Bottle 1833 , author Edgar Allan Poe told a tale of shipwreck on the high seas, following the mother of all storms Along with one other survivor, our narrator drifts helplessly on the surface of the water, later encountering what seems to be a ghost ship, on which he climbs aboard, only to be swept toward the south polar regions and to an unknown fate Flash forward five years, and Poe has now enlarged on some of this story s set pieces and themes, and tu [...]

    15. As I m due for a massive Poe re read sometime in the next 2 years or so, I figured I d at least polish off the one Poe work outside of essays and a lot of his poetry which I ve never read As usual, I tend not to do in depth reviews for classics as I feel could be gained from reading experts thoughts on the work but, on the other hand, I will probably stick with my three tiered review system, for those who haven t read the book or who aren t interested in some in depth commentary.TIER ONE REVIEW [...]

    16. For the first two thirds of this, the only novel written by Edgar Allan Poe,, we have an interesting, but not entirely atypical, sea voyage complete with a stowaway the narrator , a mutiny, a tale of survival on the open sea, and a rescue It is only when the rescuing vessel goes farther south than any other vessel has gone before that The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket becomes a Poe creation Pym describes the notion below a certain Antarctic latitude as becoming warmer rather than c [...]

    17. There is something in the reader in me that constantly drives to seek out the unusual and inexplicable Authors who try to achieve this effect deliberately are always a bore, for the same reason that a man who wears a tophat as an affectation is always infinitely dull compared to the man who wears one unselfconsciously Iconoclasm may owe its birth to the need for difference, but any iconoclast who fails to find a deeper inspiration is a rudderless rebel.Difference is not, in itself, interesting o [...]

    18. I skimmed Poe s only novel in order to better appreciate Mat Johnson s Pym Besides being a graphically violent child s adventure story, the Narrative is plagued by a bad case of too much information Fortunately, it is easy to skim.

    19. To tell the truth I expected something better from the first novel of my favourite horror stories author.Unfortunately,it failed to creep me,it triggered my disgust instead.However,there was some moments which sended shivers to the spine.If you truly want to be introduced to Poe s work read his short stories.If you won t be stunned,at least you will be pleasantly surprised

    20. Surprisingly, this is Poe s most compulsively readable work, and I would have given it five stars, except for the lack of an ending, moments of sheer unbelievability, and the occasional ultra boring chapter describing various animals or islands As far as the ending goes, apparently Jules Verne wrote a sequel, so I will be able to have closure on the story eventually This may not be one of Poe s most artistic works, but I found it to be his most suspenseful story, ironically despite its being an [...]

    21. It was a very descriptive story I will admit though at times I felt like I was reading Herman Melville stories The companion stories that were chosen to go along with the main narrative fit rather well.

    22. Edgar Allen Poe shows the skills he employs to create a mood of terror Much of the effectiveness lies in his seamless mix of describing the physical threat with the psychological experience that amplifies it exponentially In this example he describes climbing down the face of a cliff, clinging to a rope we begin to anticipate the feelings with which we shall fall, to picture to ourselves the sickness, and dizziness, and the last struggle, and the half swoon, and the final bitterness of the rushi [...]

    23. Rebellious, enigmatic teen Arthur Gordon Pym is a stowaway aboard his friend s father s whaling vessel His friend, Augustus, hides him in storage, bringing him food and drink until the ship is far enough from port that Pym can show his face and the captain will have no choice but to make him part of the crew All s going according to plan, when record scratch there s a mutiny which results in the death of everyone aboard except Augustus, the hidden Pym, and the mutineers One of the mutineers has [...]

    24. Borges dec a que esta era la obra cumbre de Poe Me inclino a pensar que los cuentos reunidos en Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque son superiores, pero carajo, lo que Poe hace con esta historia, que se antoja como una reelaboraci n a profundidad de su c lebre cuento MS Found in a Bottle , es absolutamente maravilloso.Cargada de virtuosismo narrativo, y atmosf rica como los m s grandes cuentos de Poe, las aventuras desgracias mar timas de Arthur Gordon Pym no s lo poseen un dinamismo precursor [...]

    25. Being a fan of Poe s tales, I decided to experience his only novel The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket written in 1838.In classic Poe style of course it was quite interesting and enjoyable, on many an occasion I felt I was actually with Pym experiencing the adventures The tale is about the young Arthur Gordon Pym who stows away aboard a whaling ship called Grampus Pym experiences a series of adventures including shipwreck, mutiny, and cannibalism He is eventually rescued by the crew [...]

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