Posts Tagged: Edgar Allan Poe

A Very Great Scoundrel: The Collected Works of Gerard Manley Hopkins Volume III: Diaries, Journals, and Notebooks

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In hindsight, it’s sometimes difficult not to read more than a bit of sadomasochism into Hopkins’s inner passions and the ways in which he resisted them.

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Albums of Our Lives: My Chemical Romance’s The Black Parade

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The summer before my final year at college, my fear started to manifest as an anxiety disorder specializing in sickness and disease.

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The Alien Angel

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In The Times Literary Supplement, Marjorie Perloff explores “the strange voice of Edgar Allan Poe,” invoking the criticism of Harold Bloom, T.S. Eliot, and Jerome McGann, whose new book, The Poet Edgar Allan Poe: Alien Angel, she has set out to review. Among other elements, she notes that Poe has now become popular among college students, […]

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Boston, Take It or Leave It

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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. Molly Labell—a New Yorker […]

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Edgar Allan Poe Is Dead

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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. He died four days later, […]

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