A room based on Poe's "The Philosophy of Furniture" created for a 1959 exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum. Photo via Smithsonian Mag Horror, especially gothic horror, has always been preoccupied by houses—vaulted castles where timeless evils lie in wait,...
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In his short film, Evermore, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone taps into Edgar Allen Poe's The Raven to tell a story of familial devastation and rebirth. Stone is one of the celebrities who created short films for Project Imagination, a collaboration...Show More Summary
While it shares the title of perhaps Edgar Allen Poe’s most iconic and well-remembered work, 1935?s ‘The Raven’ takes its main inspiration from the more general overriding themes in the great and macabre author’s canon. The movie stars Bela Lugosi as Dr. Vollin, a talented but deranged...
There are just nine days left to save pioneering Victorian street artist James Carling’s illustrations of Edgar Allen Poe’s The Raven. The Edgar Allan Poe Museum’s Kickstarter campaign set a goal of $60,000, and as of this moment, they’re $18,027 short. This is a modest little museum with no budget to speak of and that’s [...]
. THE RAVEN (Debts No More)(Edgar Allen Poe, The Raven)WilliamBanzai7 Once upon a midnight dreary, while insolvent weak and weary,O'r a balance sheet covered in a cloud of debts galore,While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came...Show More Summary
by Stephanie Cowell He died in poverty and was found in clothes not his own. He was only forty years old. Two years before he had lost his wife/cousin whom he had married when she was thirteen. 164 years after his death, we are still searching for him. This month and through January 26th the [...]
I began to murmur -- to hesitate -- to resist. — Edgar Allen Poe, “William Wilson” [The superman] is not liable for anything he may do, whereas others would be, except for the one crime that it is possible for him to commit—to make a...Show More Summary
“A Tale Of Poes And Fire” (season 3, episode 17, originally aired 4/15/2003) This week on Gilmore Girls, there’s an Edgar Allen Poe convention in town, and Rory’s deciding between three Ivy League schools for college, and Jess is named employee of the month, and Kirk’s selling silly t-shirts, and the inn burns down in a devastating fire. Show More Summary
Many artists have been drawn to the macabre, dolorous work of Edgar Allen Poe — Paul Gauguin, Henri Matisse, Édouard Manet, Gustave Doré.
BY: TAUSIF NOOR What’s in a name? Well, when it comes to short stories by one of America’s most macabre fiction writers, quite a lot. At the New Yorker’s PageTurner, Paul Collins (@LitDetective) has taken a page out of Edgar Allen Poe’s work, playing the real-life Detective Dupin to...
Also: Sleuthing the first story by Edgar Allen Poe; the merits of YA literature; Atavist Books launches.
The Poe Museum in Richmond, Virginia, is the proud owner of a little-known and seldom-seen collection of illustrations for Edgar Allen Poe’s 1845 masterpiece The Raven drawn by artist James Carling in 1882. Carling born in Liverpool, England, in 1857, one of six children born to Henry and Rose Carling. His parents had been evicted [...]
Professional Honda pitch man Lou Reed is taking a needed break from reading NSFW porn descriptions to discuss a different kind of literature—the works of Edgar Allen Poe—at the Morgan Library & Museum on November 5. [ more › ]
Human history has a morbid fascination with people being buried alive. The Eqyptians entombed slaves to serve their masters through eternity. Edgar Allen Poe wrote several stories in which the people were either mistakenly or...
Doug Brinkley has called Dylan "our great American poet of drifting, inheriting a baton that was passed from Walt Whitman to Vachel Lindsay to Carl Sandburg to Allen Ginsberg." Brinkley forgot Poe -- poor Poe, the real drifter among the crowd.
Image by KristinNador Edgar Allen Poe famously wrote about the short story in his essay, The Philosophy of Composition. He highlighted the importance of one idea and the ability to consume the text in one sitting. What with modern time’s insistence that everything is immediate and the pressure to absorb information at lightning speed, [...]Show More Summary
Deadline writes about the Brad Anderson-directed thriller Eliza Graves is based on a short story by Edgar Allen Poe and begins production next week. What’s interesting, besides the new cast, is that if it makes it, the Millennium Films project will mark the end of a long road for screenwriter Joseph Gangemi, who penned the... Read More
The Brad Anderson-directed thriller Eliza Graves is based on a short story by Edgar Allen Poe and begins production next week. If it makes it, the Millennium Films project will mark the end of a long road for screenwriter Joseph Gangemi,...Show More Summary