Staying the night in Sunnyside, Washington Irving’s “Tarrytown retreat,” Salon’s Elizabeth Bradley wonders why the “stories endure, [but] why they leave their author behind.” That is, why has “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” seeped into the American consciousness, but the writer of the tale has been relatively forgotten?...more
Posts Tagged: Edgar Allan Poe
Poe is more of a Bostonian than he liked to think, not in spite of but because of his criticism of the place, because of his keen awareness of the oft-commented upon socio-economic differences that still plague Boston today.
Surprisingly, Edgar Allan Poe and his hometown Boston shared a reciprocal dislike....more
Okay, so Poe died a really long time ago, but the good news is, according to The Guardian, he’s finally getting a real funeral.
“It began badly when he was found, aged 40, wandering the streets of Baltimore, penniless, raving unintelligibly, dressed in someone else’s clothes, possibly having been beaten up....more