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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.

Best regards and Goodread(ing),
Andrew Barger

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

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There is Truman Capote looking impish and floral as he leans against a trellis of roses somewhere in the Deep South. He is best known for his character-driven novel "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and an embellished non-fiction book, "In Cold Blood." Having liked the former novel, I was excited to read Capote's short stories. The same attention to detail and character generation found in "Breakfast T... Read more of this blog post »
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There is Truman Capote looking impish and floral as he leans against a trellis of roses somewhere in the Deep South. He is best known for his character-driven novel "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and an embellished non-fiction book, "In Cold Blood." Having ...more
Leo Tolstoy's 20 Greatest Short Stories Annotated by Leo Tolstoy
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The Gormenghast trilogy consist of the novels Titus Groan (1946), Gormenghast (1950), and Titus Alone (1959). These are not short stories but at times very Goth and scary. The Gormenghast series ended tragically with the death of Peake at the young a ...more
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"But there arose in our pathway a shrouded human figure, very far larger in its proportions than any dweller among men. And the hue of the skin of the figure was of the perfect whiteness of the snow."

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Coffee With Poe by Andrew Barger
"Mr Barger had an interesting concept; to write a book about Poe written around letters that he wrote and received. It read like a story rather than a biography so it was entertaining for me to learn about Poe and the other people who were in his l..." Read more of this review »
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I read back over Edgar Allan Poe's best horror short stories contained in my horror anthologies and came up with the 10 best horror quotes from the master of horror. I've have put them in a YouTube video along with creepy music to accompany them. Enjoy!

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“They say everything that can be written has been written. I say we are just getting started.”
Andrew Barger, Mailboxes - Mansions - Memphistopheles: A Collection of Dark Tales

“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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“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?”
Andrew Barger, Coffee With Poe

“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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