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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Published inthis rousing sea adventure follows New England narraxin, Pym, who stows away on a whaling ship with its captain’s son, Augustus. You come from different generation.

Jul 09, William Oarlock rated it really liked it Shelves: Seemingly unrelated to the rest of the story, and completely nonsensical.

I think this has to do with your origins, how you were published episodically in a newspaper and had to appeal a variety of readers. View all 8 comments. Having said that, though, I will confess that Poe’s novel did present me with some problems. Elements of horror are also to be found here in abundance, including Pym’s truly harrowing experience aboard the Grampus belowdecks, with the mutineers, when facing storm and sharks and starvationand most especially the scene in which lots are drawn to determine who will be sacrificed as a cannibal dinner for the others.

Being a fan of Poe’s shorter fiction I was left nagracin disappointed with this.

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Jul 08, Lizy rated it it was ok Shelves: Apr 05, Vivian rated it it was ok Shelves: Similarly, the sequence view spoiler [ in which Pym is chosen to manufacture and hold the straws to be drawn to decide who will be killed and eaten, and struggles with the unthinkable immorality of the act, while wrestling over how he might rig the event so as to not be chosen hide spoiler ] is grueling in its psychological insight and terror.


The chasms that open throughout the sea in the final moments of the book derive from the Hollow Earth theory. With the help of the captain’s son, Pym stows away on a whaling ship, the Grampus and is entombed without food and water in the hold for two weeks.

Artthur series of adventures ensues; each more farfetched than the previous.

The story really pulled me in, even as it got stranger and more outlandish. May 24, Meghan rated it liked it Shelves: They soon realize that the apparently cheerful sailor is, in fact, a corpse propped up in the ship’s rigging, his “grin” a result of his partially decomposed skull moving as a seagull feeds upon it.

He just doesn’t translate well into full length novels, too much repetition and descriptive exposition to keep interest. By some unfortunate event, I stumbled upon “Pym” and, after finding out that it was not in either Tales of Mystery and Imagination or Selected TalesI realized that I most likely never read it.

Ya de por si la serie iba mal. Reading “Race” in American Literature, notes that “Readings of Pym range widely, from psychoanalytic exploration to social satire, from self-referential commentary on writing or reading to a m Read in April.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. However, on their journey they encounter a strange phenomenon. As if in recognition of this potential problem for his readers, Poe supplies us with five explanatory diagrams, which help not a whit, and only served to confuse me more.

The ones where people die abruptly as they were typing a senta While stowed away in the hold, a mutiny takes place. I don’t know, the racism here didn’t bother me as much as it might have, somehow.

Their steps are very slow, measured, and heavy, their bodies being carried about a foot from the ground. La verdad a mi no me molesta tanto el final, de hecho me gusta. View all 15 comments. His best friend Augustus Barnard, whose father was the ship’s captain, smuggled him on board, and hid him in the cargo hold belowdecks, where poor Pym was trapped within pitch darkness for two weeks, and with scanty food and water, foul air, and his increasingly deranged dog, Tiger.


Nov 25, Alex rated it really liked it Shelves: Pym has become, with no explanation given, a great influence on Captain Guy and encourages an exploration of the antarctic ocean. As Pym and his companion approach the pole, they seem to approach the end of the world and a luminescent divine figure.

If you truly want to be introduced to Poe’s work read his short stories. An editor, James Kirke Paulding pjm, tried to assist him in publishing this collection.

The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket

For those of you who cannot read Poe in the original I advise you to check out the translation by Arno Schmidt. Difference is not, in itself, interesting There is something in the reader in me that constantly drives to seek out the unusual and inexplicable.

Also, when he went off on those long tangents about what it meant by a ship “laying to” and all that crap I really thought I was going to fall asleep. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym is in some afthur a lost world story, with a strange Antarctic civilisation. I’m reading Poe as a prelude to reading Arno Schmidt’s “Bottom’s Dream” and I’m very happy that it led me to finally reading something I’ve always meant to get to. I especially loved the scene with the ghost ship.

So, Pym has his friend smuggle gordno aboard a cargo vessel, secreted in a interstitial space below deck, to be brought above when the vehicle has advanced nadracin far as to make returning him too much of a bother.

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