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Anthony Madrid’s ‘Five Complaints’

At the Paris Review, poet Anthony Madrid shares with readers five of his complaints about poetry. Some, you might have never considered before—for example, T.S. Eliot’s 1948 address to the Library of Congress about Edgar Allan Poe. Madrid starts things off writing about his frustrations with reading works in translation: “Suppose you want to know […]

The Mathematical Poet: Exploring Edgar Allan Poe’s Logical Imagination

In “The Philosophy of Composition," Poe is critiquing Poe with the objectivity of a scientist studying a specimen under a microscope. The post The Mathematical Poet: Exploring Edgar Allan Poe’s Logical Imagination appeared first on The Millions.

The True Case that Gave Poe a Murder Mystery

last monthHumor / odd : Neatorama

The following article is from the book Uncle John's True Crime: A Classic Collection of Crooks, Cops, and Capers. How did New York City, a famous cigar girl, and Edgar Allan Poe combine to create one of the world’s first murder mystery stories? Read on. Show More Summary

Another Take on Edgar Allan Poe’s ‘Tell-Tale Heart’

Parkland Pictures has picked up worldwide sales rights to Steven Berkoff’s Tell-Tale Heart, ScreenDaily reports. The film is based on Edgar Allan Poe’s short story of the same name and was performed by Berkoff on stage at Hammersmith Riverside Studios for a one-man show in 2011. It follows a servant who tries to convince the […]

The First Whodunit

Literary murders are as old as the book of Genesis. But no one before Edgar Allan Poe, as far as we know, ever wrote a story in which the central plot question was "who did it?" and the hero was a detective [C. Auguste Dupin] who correctly deduced the answer to that question.William G. Tapply, The Elements of Mystery Fiction, 1995

What Would Edgar Allan Poe Have Thought of IKEA?

Homemakers have been committing their advice to paper for centuries, but do those tips hold up? An ongoing investigation. READ MORE »

Malthus, An Essay on the Principle of Population | Library

Text: Edgar Allan Poe, “The Poetic Principle” (reprint), Home Journal, series for 1850, no. 36 (whole number 238), August 31, 1850, p

Look for this in your attic

2 months agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

Or in your grandmother's attic. Tamerlane and Other Poems is the first published work by American writer Edgar Allan Poe. The short collection of poems was first published in 1827... The 40-page collection was called Tamerlane and Other...Show More Summary

Deacon from Fallout 4 reading Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven has absolutely made our day

Fallout 4 and Edgar Allan Poe fans alike will probably enjoy this immensely. I know I did, being a both a Fallout and EAP geek as far back as I can remember. Okay, maybe not that far back, because I can recall sitting in my highchair at my great-grandmother’s kitchen table feeding her doberman cheerios […]

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AICN HORROR looks at PREVENGE! ROBOCOP II! NINA FOREVER! A GAME OF DEATH! DEATH PASSAGE! INVISIBLE GHOST! ATTACKED ON SET! THE SEVEN VAMPIRES! DEAD WEST! AN EVENING OF EDGAR ALLAN POE! Plus an Advance Review of Joe Lynch’s glorious love...Show More Summary

Akira Kurosawa’s Unfilmed Poe Adaptation ‘The Mask of the Black Death’ is Actually Happening

Legendary filmmaker Akira Kurosawa passed away back in 1998, the very same year that he was gearing up to begin production on an adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s classic short story, “The Masque of the Red Death.” Kurosawa’s version of the story was to be titled The Mask of the Black Death, and the script […]

The Unsolved Murder That Fascinated 1840s New York (and Edgar Allan Poe)

4 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

No one knows what happened to "The Beautiful Cigar Girl," although Poe was convinced he'd solved the mystery.

The Tell-Tale Pacemaker: Man Charged With Arson After Police Examine Pacemaker Data

Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Tell-Tale Heart' tells the tale of a man, so wracked with guilt and paranoia after a well crafted murder that he begins to hear the beating of his victim's heart from under his floorboards and (spoiler alert) confesses to the crime. Now, Poe's classic tale......

10 Places That Rejected Poe in Life But Celebrate Him in Death

Edgar Allan Poe pioneered a distinctly American brand of gothic horror and romanticism, and introduced the short story to the literary tradition. Yet throughout his career he never received much fame or money. "The Raven" was his best-known work, for which he was paid $9. Show More Summary

Check Out These Marvelous Old NYC Photos Hitting The Auction Block

On Valentine's Day, Swann Galleries in Manhattan is hosting an auction that could net you some of the most historic images of NYC. Their "Icons & Images" event offers photos from mid-nineteenth century portraiture to Edgar Allan Poe tintypes to Berenice Abbott prints. Also, that photo of the llama riding in a car through Times Square—a lesser known classic! [ more › ]

Joseph Abboud’s Fall ’17 Collection Delivers a Gothic Tale

Joseph Abboud delivers a dark spin on sartorial style with his fall-winter 2017 collection. Inspired by great Gothic novels, Abboud plunges into a romantic period. Bringing to mind celebrated authors such as Edgar Allan Poe and Oscar Wilde, the collection balances the dark with the ornate. Show More Summary

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