A CRITICISM OF E. A. POE'S
"THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO" (PART 1)
Applying the previously discussed norms of the criticism of fiction, the student should find the following essay helpful in understanding the difference between literary criticism as a discipline and the literary review as it appears in literary supplements.
Edgar Allan Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado" is a classic in the short fiction genre and is almost always useful as a clearing ground for practical literary criticism.
The following serialized pages earlier published in a monograph on "engaged literary criticism" are reproduced from the author's The Aesthetics of Literature.
(Please click on the image to read the page. Pages 157 to 161 as Part 1 of the series.)