For the New York Review of Books, Marilynne Robinson considers the place of Edgar Allen Poe’s novel, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket, within the author’s prolific career. In addition to comparing Pym to other maritime novels, including Moby-Dick, Robinson argues that labeling Poe as a writer of “horror” overlooks the range and depth of his work....more
Posts Tagged: Edgar Allen Poe
You know what Ernest Hemingway looked like and what his writing sounded like—but what did he smell like?
Inspired by a perfume on Etsy called “Dead Writers,” Book Riot’s Amanda Nelson imagines scents named after various canonical authors.
Our favorites include Flannery O’Connor (“Church incense, soap, vanilla, ginger”) and Edgar Allen Poe (“Poppies, absinthe, sandalwood, and mold”)....more
Ulalume (Turf Records)
On the Tasseomancy song “Healthy Hands (will mourn you),” twins Sari and Romy Lightman repeat again and again the refrain, “All is lost.” The track is from their debut LP Ulalume, and the album – like the Edgar Allen Poe poem of the same title – embraces an elegiac tone, a sense of loss, heartache, and mystery....more