Jan 19, 2009

Edgar Allan Poe

(Wikipedia) - Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809–October 7, 1849) was an American poet, short-story writer, editor and literary critic, and is considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story and is considered the inventor of the detective-fiction genre. He is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction. He was the first well-known American writer to try to earn a living through writing alone, resulting in a financially difficult life and career. Continued

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So, how'd all this raven stuff get started anyway?