Introduction: stylistic choices and intellectual armature -- Melville’s melancholy landscapes. Salvator R.Tarnmoor’s mnemonic itinerary; Allegories of decay and the decay of allegory; Mime and masquerade in the theatrum mundi -- Poe’s mirrored memory palaces. The William Wilson effect; Magical architecture and chiastic echoes; Emblems of mournful and never-ending remembrance -- Conclusion : reclaiming irredeemable loss -- Appendix ("The raven").
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