Review of “MS. Found in a Bottle” (1833)


Edgar Allan Poe (writer).

Read in 2022.

A skeptic with a developed sense of irony meets with abrupt and increasingly eldritch disaster at sea.

Beautifully written, with many clearly visualized scenes, this Todorovian-marvelous piece of fabulism is so grandiose and incoherent that some scholars apparently consider it a parody of the genre.

References here: The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket (1838).

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