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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Absolutely rated it really liked it Recommended to K. I had a problem with the wanton killing of so many species of animal The story starts out as a fairly conventional adventure at sea, but it becomes increasingly strange and hard to classify.

What an odd and wonderful book! But mostly I had a bordon with those darn confusing descriptions. Sep 15, Shaudee rated it really liked it. Ma soprattutto i termini tecnici, i continui riferimenti spaziali, il resoconto delle varie spedizioni verso Sud. The story really pulled me in, even as it got stranger and more outlandish.

For example, Pym notes that breaking a bottle while trapped in the hold saved his life because the sound alerted Augustus to his presence while searching. In the course of his ordeal, he discovers a letter written in blood attached to his dog Tiger, warning Dd to remain hidden, as his life depends on it.

Ficción y metaficción en la narración de Arthur Gordon Pym de Edgar Allan Poe

A sea voyage unlike any other I’ve read about and I’ve read about a lot of them. So, he deserves some of the blame for deliberately narrowing the possible choices by reading so many books. I’m not keen on them myself MRI so their reference does stimulate a slight blood flow in my fear zone. The natives end up being more goordon and end up ambushing all but Pym and his original comrade.


Jul 08, Lizy rated it it was ok Shelves: 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.

The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket

If those people can decide what a good translation is in terms of nearness to the original, then they can obviously read the original. It’s far from a consistent work and feels somewhat fragmentary and exploratory at times, but any novel that includes mutiny, shipwreck, cannibalism, strange and threatening natives especially ones with black teethfascinating creatures from identifiable animals like sharks, polar bears, and penguins to unidentifiable ones like the white creature with red teeth that they come across late in the bookand a healthy dose of adventure, horror, and mystery is worth r This book is fun but flawed.

Did anyone understand that for a minute? The note further explains that Peters is alive in Illinois but cannot be interviewed at present.

The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

The small boat drifts farther south on a current of increasingly warm water, which has become milky white in color. They were daunting and my imagination went wild there! Anyone who gives this meandering and overlong novella more than three stars needs their heads checked.

His best friend, Augustus Barnard, is the son of the captain of a whaling ship. I always thought dd was super into horror but apparently he’s got another side to him.

The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket and Related Tales

And then there’s that ending. Poe gives a resounding description of terrible circumstances w Poe himself summed up my thoughts about this novel when he said it is “a very silly book”.

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 narrative goes from being subjective Pym trapped in his coffin-like box in the hold, delirious, emerges above deck into a larger world of danger, violence and action.


To be honest, after the 13th chapter, the story sacrificed its momentum and failed to gain it back. This story also uses elements of Edward Bulwer-Lytton ‘s novel Vril.

Here are some quotes from the original source: What impresses about all this is how Poe’s traditional concerns and obsessions arise again and again. The thrill of reading Pym is watching its protagonists narrowly escape one near death scenario only to be caught up immediately in anothe Most of us are familiar with Edgar Allen Poe’s famous works. Some of the allegorical elements are said to be religious not convinced by that. The islanders who are amazed at the white skins of their visitors are portrayed as primitive and almost sub-human; they are also treacherous.

His short stories show some of the same threadbare symptoms, where images, actions, feelings, and plot elements are mulched, composted, and re-sodded as Poe twists back on himself, thumbing through the familiar seeds of his obsessions. Pym, Poe is lost at sea here. The work relates the tale of the young Arthur Gordon Pym, who stows away aboard a whaling ship called the Grampus.

In the end, though I believe it’s a novel best appreciated on an individual basis — I mean, seriously, if vast numbers of scholars over the last plus years can’t agree about the nature of Pym, how can there be any definitive interpretation?

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The breeze, however, turns out to be the beginnings of a violent storm.