Edgar Allan Poe
Reaktion Books; Revised edition | September 15, 2009 | ISBN-10: 1861895151 | 192 pages | PDF | 1.3 Mb
The life of Edgar Allan Poe (1809–49) is the quintessential writer’s biography—great works arising from a life of despair, poverty, alcoholism, and a mysterious solitary death. It may seem like a cliché now, but it was Poe who helped shape this idea in the popular imagination. Despite or perhaps even inspired by his many hardships, Poe wrote some of the most well-known poems and intricately crafted stories in American literature.