The Magnifying Glass: Spectacular Distance in Poe’s “Man of the Crowd” and Beyond

@article{Sweeney2003TheMG,
  title={The Magnifying Glass: Spectacular Distance in Poe’s “Man of the Crowd” and Beyond},
  author={S. Sweeney},
  journal={Poe Studies},
  year={2003},
  volume={36},
  pages={17 - 3}
}
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