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By Peter Ackroyd

Poète maudit, certes Edgar Poe le fut, il en est même devenu l'archétype. Mais, même s'il fut piètre homme daffaires et ne gagna que quelques funds pour toute son œuvre, il n’a pas connu que des échecs, loin de là : son poème Le Corbeau en healthy une megastar et il était l’un des journalistes américains les plus connus de son époque. Conscient de son pouvoir en tant que tel, il fut un critique murderer. Mais aussi plaisantin, précurseur d’Orson Welles dans le domaine du canular journalistique autant que de Conan Doyle ou de Jules Verne dans ceux du roman policier et de l. a. science-fiction. Novateur des lettres américaines, il fut reconnu comme tel par certains, même s’il resta incompris par une majorité. Son drame fut sans doute d’avoir été célébré pour ceux de ses écrits qu’il méprisait. Quant à ses échecs amoureux, les a-t-il subis ou suscités ? Sous le scalpel internet et précis de Peter Ackroyd, se dessine le parcours tout en dents de scie d’un personnage extravagant, orphelin charmant, jeune homme athlétique épris de mots, mal aimé ou se croyant tel, très vite gros buveur, bientôt marié à une nymphette phtisique, chaste coureur, dépendant d’une belle-mère hommasse, nécrophile en quête toute sa vie d’une determine féminine exsangue, pour lui le plus beau sujet du monde et qu’il transforme en spectre dans ses contes. Une vie brève mais aux résonances infinies, une biographie qu’on aurait pu titrer « Anatomie d’un very unlikely génie ».

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I have used these sources and developed ideas presented here more fully in my recent book Saints and Citizens: Indigenous Histories of Colonial and Mexican California (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2014). 2. See Rose Marie Beebe and Robert Senkewictz, Testimonios: Early California Through the Eyes of Women, 1815–1848 (Berkeley: Heyday Press and the Banroft Library, 2006). 3. To see Pablo Tac’s entire manuscript published in its original and in translation, please see Lisbeth Haas, Pablo Tac: Indigenous Scholar Writing on Luiseño Literature and Colonial History (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2011).

Even the well-known indigenous painters of the Cusco school in the Andes did not sign their paintings when patrons commissioned the pieces. At Mission Santa Inés, a Chumash artisan painted a canvas picture that provided a particular interpretation of the story of the Archangel Raphael as both Catholic saint and Chumash leader. Indeed, the word for saint was translated in one California Indian language as Achachemem, referring to any great person of any lineage. In Santa Inés, artisans painted, carved, and produced cloths for the altar, and indigenous musicians and singers contributed to the mass.

They generally corresponded to guild restrictions that favored the Spanish and creole masters. The majority of native people either painted their stories under the supervision of shop masters or produced anonymous work. Even the well-known indigenous painters of the Cusco school in the Andes did not sign their paintings when patrons commissioned the pieces. At Mission Santa Inés, a Chumash artisan painted a canvas picture that provided a particular interpretation of the story of the Archangel Raphael as both Catholic saint and Chumash leader.

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