Poe A Very Hard-boiled Writer

“America has been found out; and Poe had not; that is the situation. How did he live there, this finest of fine artists, this born aristocrat of letters? Alas! he did not live there: he died there, and was duly explained away as a drunkard and a failure… He was the greatest journalistic critic of his time… His poetry is exquisitely refined… In his stories of mystery and imagination Poe created a world record for the English language: perhaps for all languages… unparalleled and unapproached… Poe constantly and inevitably produced magic where his greatest contemporaries produced only beauty… There is really nothing to be said about it; we others simply take off our hats and let Mr. Poe go first.” –

George Bernard Shaw

“Where was the detective story until Poe breathed the breath of life into it?” – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


In his own words-

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Convinced myself, I seek not to convince.
Depend upon it, after all, Thomas, Literature is the most noble of professions. In fact, it is about the only one fit for a man. For my own part, there is no seducing me from the path.



Have a Poe-fect day…..


” Black crows  collected around the mound of dirt cascading with red tulips, she glanced back and blew a kiss…..”

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