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Andrew Barger

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I just edited two classic anthologies - Middle Unearthed: The Best Fantasy Short Stories 1800-1849 along with Mesaerion: The Best Science Fiction Short Stories 1800-1849.

I am the author of "The Divine Dantes" trilogy that is a laugh-out-loud rock love story following the characters of "The Divine Comedy" in modern times.

I also penned the awarding book "Coffee with Poe: A Novel of Edgar Allan Poe's Life." The book brings America's most mysterious author and poet to life as never before. It was a finalist winner in the USA Best Book Awards. Visit my website for exclusive interviews and to buy my titles.

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Andrew Barger

Website: http://www.AndrewBarger.com
Blog: http://www.andrewbarger.blogspot.com


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“Literature is the most noble of professions. In fact, it is about the only one fit for a man. For my own part, there is no seducing me from the path. I shall be a litterateur, at least, all my life; nor would I abandon the hopes which still lead me on for all the gold in California.”

EDGAR ALLAN POE TO FREDERICK WILLIAM THOMAS
FEBRUARY 14, 1849”
Andrew Barger, Coffee With Poe

“. . . never seen him inspired by any more dangerous stimulant than strong coffee, of which he was very fond & of which [he] drank freely. MacIntosh says that the measure of a man's brain is the amount of coffee he can drink with impunity.

SARAH HELEN WHITMAN (POE'S FIANCÉE) TO JOHN INGRAM
DECEMBER 13, 1874”
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“Sleep is a vortex in your tales, swirling a person into deep places of their minds where consciousness is scared to tread.”
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“They say everything that can be written has been written. I say we are just getting started.”
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“All Ghosts Are Gray”
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“The difficulty with Poe is not figuring out which of his stories rise to the level required of this collection, but rather which of his stories to exclude from it.”
Andrew Barger, The Best Horror Short Stories 1800-1849: A Classic Horror Anthology

“Is not our purest form of writing that done without the taint of money?”
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“The short story is not, as some believe, a lesser form of literature than the novel.”
Andrew Barger, The Best Werewolf Short Stories 1800-1849: A Classic Werewolf Anthology

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message 4: by Paul

Paul Thank you for the friendship add.
Wish me luck on your goodreads giveaway :-)
The Best Vampire Stories 1800-1849  A Classic Vampire Anthology by Andrew Barger


Andrew Barger I would be happy to start one! Can you open a new folder for my favorite Poe poem--Ulalume?


message 2: by Gary

Gary Whoops. I see you are already a member... fantastic!

Wanna start a new discussion???


message 1: by Gary

Gary Thanks for the friendship, Andrew. Join My Poe Group?


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