№2 2017

УДК / UDK: 82-821

Author: Elena M. Apenko
About the author:

Elena M. Apenko (PhD, Associate Professor, Saint-Petersburg State University, Russia),

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The essay examines several pieces of Edgar Poe’s literary criticism and reveals that the reader’s figure was since 1836 an issue of great interest to him. The reader-centered approach to poetry and prose becomes an integral part of Poe’s theory of artistic creativity.