Tag Archives: Edgar Allan Poe

Tales for the Season

Illustrations from Tales of Edgar Allan Poe. With an Introduction By Hervey Allen and Wood Engravings By Fritz Eichenberg. New York: Random House, 1944.

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It is a river, this language

I can recall my amazement in reading Chaucer in high school English and marveling at the extent that the English language had changed over time. The short video below by A.Z. Foreman is an enlightening marvelous journey through thirteen centuries … Continue reading

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A Tale for Plague Times

“The Masque of Red Death” by Edgar Allan Poe The “Red Death” had long devastated the country. No pestilence had ever been so fatal, or so hideous. Blood was its Avatar and its seal—the redness and the horror of blood. … Continue reading

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Another Lazy Caturday

   

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It’s Poe Season Again

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NYC: Poe on the street

h/t Zimad in Queens  

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Speed Reading

Those of us who absolutely must have something to read at all times are always on the hunt for quick reads for short trips and long waits. This infographic, created by Ebook Friendly, suggests 24 choices for 1 hour reads. … Continue reading

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Poe Comes Home

Tomorrow afternoon, a new bronze statue “Poe Returns To Boston” will be unveiled at Edgar Allan Poe Square, close to the Boston Commons and the iconic author’s birthplace. Almost 165 years to the day after his death at age 40, … Continue reading

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Terror of the Soul

This month marks the 164th anniversary of the mysterious death of Edgar Allan Poe and the opening of the exciting new exhibition called Edgar Allan Poe: Terror of the Soul at New York City’s amazing Morgan Library and Museum. The … Continue reading

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Just In time for Halloween

I was browsing in the remodeled store of a local book chain and ran across some amazing new editions from Penguin that sport covers curated by Academy Award-winning filmmaker and sci fi/horror writer Guillermo del Torro. The series, which includes … Continue reading

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