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gold bug

leads to finding of Captain Kidd’s buried treasure. [Am. Lit.: Poe “The Gold Bug”]
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As this interpretation is neither obvious nor explicitly substantiated by the text of "The Gold Bug," I will illustrate it with an explanation provided by another of Poe's tales.
He was speaking as a true gold bug -- not in the dark days after Lehman Brothers' demise in 2008, nor in the depths of last year's euro zone debt crisis, nor after Standard & Poor's recent downgrade of the United States' top-notch credit rating.
Joseph's critique does overlap with the arguments offered by gold bugs, and if you download the study guide he offers online you'll find them among the rainbow coalition of sources that he cites: libertarians, leftists, Birchers, even a cameo by Lyndon LaRouche.
The Basin Gulch project Montana, the Jungo property outside Winnemucca, Nevada, and the Gold Bug Mine in Oregon comprise the company's current portfolio.
Topics include Poe's literary cultural heritage, Poe's deluded detectives, the motive for murder in "The Cask of Amontillado," the problem of realism in "The Gold Bug," and Poe's transcendental racism.
In novels such as The Gold Bug Variations and The Time of Our Singing, Richard Powers has proven himself to be a novelist of ideas, from artificial intelligence to corporate greed and classical music (see our Powers profile in the Sept/Oct 2006 issue).
As a preface to The Gold Bug Variations, this codon-like string of letters not only mirrors the genetic sequencing found throughout the narrative; it also troubles the unsuspecting reader who engages Powers's novel for the first time.
The metal detector we used was a Fisher Gold Bug (12) with the detector head (13) mounted on the cart as already shown in Fig.
In this excellent introduction to the work of Richard Powers, Joseph Dewey resolutely describes the author of The Gold Bug Variations and seven other "big novels of ideas" as being torn between two all-American impulses, "Emersonian engagement and Dickinsonesque withdrawal.
In "The Gold Bug," for example, the tale is built around a device for "transmitting information from one individual to another in such a manner as to avoid general comprehension," and Legrand, the code breaker, uses mental skills not available to the masses to solve the puzzle (221).
This is a great chance to gather under one roof with all those involved in the juvenile-products industry for a unique networking opportunity," said Katherine Gold of Gold Bug Inc.
As gold bug and economist Ludwig von Mises noted, "Only government can take commodities like paper and ink and make them worthless.