Edgar Allan Poe was and is a turbulence, an anomaly among the major American writers of his period, an anomaly to this day. He both amazed and antagonized his contemporaries, who could not dismiss him from the ﬁrst rank of writers, though many felt his work to be morally questionable and in dubious taste, and though he scourged them in print regularly in the course of producing a body of criticism that is sometimes ﬂatly vindictive and often brilliant.
There may be no more a macabrely misogynistic sentence in English literature than Edgar Allan Poe’s contention that “the death… of a beautiful woman” is “unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world.” (His perhaps ironic observation prompted Sylvia Plath to write, over a hundred years later, “The woman is perfected / Her dead / Body wears the smile of accomplishment.”) The sentence comes from Poe’s 1846 essay “The Philosophy of Composition,” and if this work were only known for its lite
The Mystery Writers of America have announced the finalists for the 2015 Edgars , or more formally, the Edgar Allen Poe Awards. The awards, which celebrate writing for print and screen, will be presented at a gala ceremony in New York on April 29.
In a passage buried deep in this long letter full of business chatter and gossip, Edgar Allan Poe recounts the story of his wife Virginia’s 1847 death from tuberculosis and describes his own desperate reaction.
The Female Spectre in Literature A Critical Essay by The Ghost Story Writer “When a woman is full of resentment, she will bring frost in June.” The above statement is a phrase used to describe the motivations of female characters or ghosts in various horror or gothic films, usually Korean ghost stories. However, it can be said to be true ...