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Edgar Allan Poe in Pop Culture

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An artwork inspired by “The Raven” Just as Edgar Allan Poe’s fictional characters obsessed over objects like a vulture’s eye, a black cat or death itself, there’s something about his poems and short stories that we can’t ignore. Perhaps it’s because his kind of horror is something not easily forgotten, for it can disturb the […]

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Edgar Allan Poe and the Goth Subculture

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The Goth Connection Edgar Allan Poe died more than 160 years ago, yet his lasting legacy still occupies an honored position in that intriguing area of literature examining the dark side of human nature. Because of this, the question has often been asked if he could be considered the first goth, or, certainly, one of […]

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The Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore

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Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston, Massachusetts, yet is considered a “son of Baltimore.” He came from a Baltimore family, spent a part of his life there, and died in the city. It’s been said that his literary career was ignited when he won a contest sponsored by the Baltimore Saturday Visiter. His last […]

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The Enduring Legacy of Edgar Allan Poe

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Despite the fact that Edgar Allan Poe died more than 160 years ago, his poetry and stories remain controversial and popular.  Not only have his writings continued to be discussed and examined in the classroom, but also, for more than a century, his poems and stories have been adapted into screen, television, stage and other […]

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Edgar Allan Poe: A Biography

  Early Life Edgar Poe was born in Boston, Massachusetts on January 19th, 1809, to travelling actors, David Poe, Jr. and Elizabeth Arnold Hopkins Poe. David left the family when Edgar was only a year old, and the following year, Elizabeth succumbed to pulmonary tuberculosis.  John and Frances Valentine Allan, from whom he acquired his […]

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