"I cannot live without books." -- Thomas Jefferson

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

In Celebration of Poe

This year marks the 200th anniversary of Edger Allan Poe’s birth.

What better way to celebrate than to immerse yourself in his dark world?
I urge you to pick up and read (or reread) one of the many wonderful Poe anthologies available or perhaps take a quick jaunt through his melodic poetry pieces, like “Annabel Lee”. (My personal favorite)

Or if you wish to read a fiction novel inspired by him then I recommend:

Black Plume: The Suppressed Memoirs of Edgar Allan Poe
by David Madsen

As the book states, this is a must for any of Poe’s fans. A word of caution though as you need to be familiar with Poe’s work to really "get" this book.

Did personal events inspire his work?

How close to reality do these dark tales come?

You be the judge.

Then treat yourself to the new Poe stamps offered by the US Post Office. It will make paying your bills less painless…I promise!

“The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?" - Edgar Allan Poe

-The Dark Accountant

1 comment:

Caroline said...

I love it! Especially as a Baltimorian. We heard stories of Poe all the time as kids and visited his house several times in school. they told us that every year, on his birthday, someone comes to visit Poe's grave and leaves a bottle of wine and a rose. Year after year, people stake the place out to find out who is doing it, but they never catch anyone there even though the rose and the wine always show up. Spooky!