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Contents Preface 00 1 Introduction: Hitchcock and Poe 00 Eureka and Hitchcock's Canon 2 Ratiocination: Original Unity 00 "The Purloined Letter" and Murder 3 Apocalypse: Crises of Fragmentation 00 "The Masque of the Red Death" and The Birds 4 Inexplicable Predicaments: Diffusion from the Center 00 "The Pit and the Pendulum" and North by Northwest 5 Doubles: The Universe of Others 00 "William Wilson" and Strangers on a Train 6 Imps of the Perverse: Diffusion from the Self 00 "The Tell-Tale Heart" and Rope 7 Voyeurism: Eyes of the Perverse 00 "A Man of the Crowd" and Rear Window 8 Romantic Obsession: Return to Transcendence 00 "The Fall of the House of Usher" and Vertigo 9 Humor and Horror: Collapsing Into Unity 00 "Ligeia" and The 39 Steps Bibliography 00 Index 00 About the Author 00
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Hitchcock, Alfred, 1899- Criticism and interpretation, Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849 Criticism and interpretation