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A Reading Life

Finding Poe among the shadows

By James Sallis
June 19, 2005

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It is Edgar Allan Poe's fate forever to be misunderstood. Ostracized by power brokers among his literary contemporaries, grossly misrepresented by the press of his time and by executor and supposed friend Rufus Griswold upon his death, his name linked inextricably with bad horror movies and adolescent frissons, Poe today is taken for granted and goes largely unread, his work ... (Full article: 954 words)

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