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Evermore: Edgar Allan Poe and the Mystery of the Universe

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The popular Poe-- "The Raven," "Tell-Tale Heart," "The Black Cat"--has inspired a generation of readers long disenchanted with the normative tradition of American literature. But is the popular Poe--incessantly drinking, drug-addicted, and entranced by the terror of death--the real Poe? Harry Lee Poe contends that, for more than two centuries, the great myth of Edgar Allan ...more
Hardcover, 222 pages
Published March 15th 2012 by Baylor University Press
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Jul 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
"Many people know of Edgar Allan Poe, but almost everything that people know of him is wrong."
-Harry Lee Poe

Whenever I buy a new book about Poe, I usually wind up feeling like my pocket was just picked. However, the most recent purchase, “Evermore: Edgar Allan Poe and the Mystery of the Universe,” was a pleasant surprise. It is the most well-intentioned book about Poe to appear in some time, and certainly one of the most original. This attempt to examine “Poe’s life and work from a philosophical
Feb 24, 2012 rated it did not like it
Part biography and part polemic, this close look at the Edgar Allan Poe's life (written by the descendant of one of his cousins) is full of interesting tidbits. It's also very tiresome. The author is at his best when he’s writing about Poe’s life story and the ways it has been distorted. His case against Rufus Griswold’s attempts to hijack Poe’s reputation after his death is especially compelling, as are his efforts to cut through the mystique and legend of Poe to reveal a real person of good ma ...more
Steve Wiggins
Jan 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
A great introduction to how Poe and religion go together, written by a cousin of Poe himself. I very much enjoyed the analysis here--profound and thought-provoking. More comments may be located here: Sects and Violence in the Ancient World.
Chris Pratt
Sep 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
This book delves into Poe's view of the universe, which I have not read much about. The focus is on an essay he wrotw entitled Eureka; in it he theorizes the big bang theory long before scientist do.
Nov 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Artwork is always more perfect than the artist himself though
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