Der Rabe, Edgar Allan Poe
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Der Rabe

Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Narrator: McCavity

Unabridged: 6 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Author's Republic

Published: 12/21/2016

Genre: Fiction - Classics

Synopsis

Der Rabe ist ein erzählendes Gedicht des US-amerikanischen Schriftstellers Edgar Allan Poe. Es ist eines der bekanntesten US-amerikanischen Gedichte. Es schildert den mysteriösen, mitternächtlichen Besuch eines Raben bei einem Verzweifelten, dessen Geliebte verstorben ist. Der lyrische Erzähler des Gedichtes hört, als er eines Nachts beim Lesen dem Schlaf schon nahe ist, ein sanftes Klopfen an der Tür. Vom Tod seiner Geliebten Lenore tief betroffen, hat er Trost in der Lektüre seltsamer, möglicherweise okkulter Bücher gesucht, welche seine ohnehin gereizten Nerven weiter angespannt haben. So beschleunigen das Verglimmen des Kaminfeuers und das Rascheln der Gardinen seinen Herzschlag; um sich zu beruhigen, sagt er sich selbst, dass das Klopfen nur von einem späten Besucher stammte. Doch als er die Tür öffnet und dort niemand ist, wecken der Verlust seiner Geliebten sowie die seltsamen Lektüren die irrationale Hoffnung in ihm, dass das Klopfen von Lenore sein könnte. Als er ins Zimmer zurückkehrt, klopft es erneut, diesmal am Fenster. Er öffnet dies und ein stattlicher Rabe fliegt durchs Fenster in den Raum und setzt sich auf die Büste von Pallas Athene.

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