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While trying to avoid being judgmental, I swing back and forth like a pendulum in an Edgar Allan Poe short story…

ROGER KIMBALL: The relevance of the House of Usher to the Way We Live Now. Towards the beginning…

ROGER KIMBALL: The relevance of the House of Usher to the Way We Live Now. Towards the beginning of Edgar Allan Poe’s macabre romance “The Fall of the House of Usher,” the unnamed narrator describes his first sight of that gloomy old pile. Among other eldritch features, he noticed “a barely perceptible fissure, which, extending […]

Lori Roy's skills impress in 'Let Me Die in His Footsteps'

3 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Lori Roy's first two novels were nominated for Edgar Allan Poe Awards, with "Bent Road" taking the prize — the mystery equivalent of an Oscar — for best first novel. Her third novel, "Let Me Die in His Footsteps," is a hybrid of mystery, coming-of-age and Southern gothic literature, inspired by...

Help Crowdsource a Giant 3D Printed Edgar Allan Poe Statue

The We The Builders team has been collaboratively creating fantastic sculptures of our nation’s forefathers for the past few years. Now, they have turned their sights on an iconic figure of their hometown of Baltimore: Edgar Allen Poe. Show More Summary

On Edgar Allan Poe by Marilynne Robinson

Topic: Authors In his prose poem Eureka, Poe concludes that God and the human soul are pervasively present in the universe itself. Truth is intrinsic to reality, as it is to consciousness. The pedantic voice of the postscript knows and...Show More Summary

Creepy History: The Real Story Behind Edgar Allan Poe’s Death

It was a rainy night in October 1849 when the master of the macabre was found slumped in a gutter on the streets of Baltimore, delirious and dressed in ill-fitting clothes.

Song Stuck in Your Head? Chew Gum

Getting a song stuck in your head is no modern conundrum, with even Edgar Allan Poe complaining in 1845 that it is "quite a common thing" to be "annoyed" or even "tormented" by "the burthen of some ordinary song," reports the Los Angeles Times. Now researchers at the University of...

Stephen King Wins Edgar Award For His Serial Killer Mystery ‘Mr. Mercedes’

Famed horror writer Stephen King was honored Wednesday night at the 69th annual Edgar Awards Banquet for his serial killer mystery novel, Mr. Mercedes. The Edgar Awards — named after Edgar Allan Poe — are presented every Spring by the...Show More Summary

Alexa PenaVega to star in Edgar Allan Poe adaptation Tell-Tale Lies

Edgar Allan Poe’s The Tell-Tale Heart is on its way to the big screen as TELL-TALE LIES, which will modernize the classic chiller. Deadline reports that Beau Mirchoff, who stars on MTV’s Awkward, and Alexa PenaVega (below) will star. Show More Summary

Beau Mirchoff & Alexa PenaVega Star In Poe Adaptation ‘Tell-Tale Lies’

EXCLUSIVE: The Tell-Tale Heart is headed to college. Beau Mirchoff, who stars on MTV’s Awkward, and Alexa PenaVega are set to star in Tell-Tale Lies, a modern take on Edgar Allan Poe’s classic chiller. Synthetic Cinema International and Stargazer Films have begun production on the film directed by Colin Theys from John Doolan’s script. Show More Summary

It's The 174th Birthday Of The Detective Story, So Read The Very First!

last monthGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Or re-read, more likely. Take a coffee break and enjoy Edgar Allan Poe’s The Murders in the Rue Morgue, published in 1841 in Graham’s Lady’s and Gentlemen’s Magazine (and written before the word “detective” was in use). Read it via the Poe Museum’s website, among other short-story selections, here. Read more...

6 Adaptations of Poe's 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue'

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Edgar Allan Poe's The Murders in the Rue Morgue was first published in Graham's magazine 174 years ago today, effectively launching the detective-fiction genre. Although earlier writers had penned mystery novels, the trope of a murder being exhaustively analyzed by a perceptive and canny outsider—the "ratiocination," as Poe called it—was all new. Show More Summary

A Historic House Opens Its Doors to the Words of Edgar Allen Poe

2 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

An immersive theater experience based on the brooding writing of Edgar Allan Poe is reopening a historic Baltimore house that has been closed for a decade.

A Melancholy List of Edgar Allan Poe’s Debts, From His Bankruptcy Petition of 1842

The Vault is Slate's history blog. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @slatevault, and find us on Tumblr. Find out more about what this space is all about here. Edgar Allan Poe filed for bankruptcy in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in December 1842, appending this list of creditors and debts to his petition. Show More Summary

Stage Door: 'Nevermore', 'On the Twentieth Century'

2015-03-16-1426532122-2723979-Nevermore.jpgEdgar Allan Poe, the early 19th-century poet and author, was a tragic, but gifted figure. Show More Summary

Why You Should Find This Plant Absolutely Terrifying

3 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This is Puya chilensis, a plant found in Chile. Did you know it's the botanical equivalent of an Edgar Allan Poe story? Here's why this plant is a house of horrors. Read more...

A life well lived!

Nothing brings me more joy than Edgar Allan Poe’s obituary.

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Ralph Waldo Emerson called him “the jingle-man.” Henry James called his work “decidedly primitive.” Yet Edgar Allan Poe, nearly two centuries after his death, is now acclaimed as a writer on par with his best contemporaries. How did his reputation evolve? In the Times Literary Supplement, Marjorie Perloff reviews a new study of Poe by Jerome […]

170 years ago this evening dreary... "while I pondered, weak and weary/Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore..."

Edgar Allan Poe's poem "The Raven" is first published — in the New York Evening Mirror.Poe claimed to have written the poem very logically and methodically, intending to create a poem that would appeal to both critical and popular tastes, as he explained in his 1846 follow-up essay "The Philosophy of Composition.".... Show More Summary

How Did Edgar Allan Poe Manage To Describe The Big Bang In 1848?

4 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

They mocked when Edgar Allan Poe published his prose poem "Eureka" in his last year of life, describing how the universe had begun with a single "primordial particle" that exploded outwards in "one instantaneous flash." But 80 years later, cosmologists started realizing that Poe had been on to something. Read more...

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