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Edgar Allan Poe and Isolationism: His mysterious years in New York

After leaving Richmond in 1837, Edgar Allan Poe moved to New York City to pursue a position in journalism. Little is known about this period in Poe’s life. He lived in downtown New York and worked on his only novel, […]

Edgar Allan Poe and Isolationism: His mysterious years in New York

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After leaving Richmond in 1837, Edgar Allan Poe moved to New York City to pursue a position in journalism. Little is known about this period in Poe’s life. He lived in downtown New York and worked on his only novel, […]

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Edgar Allan Poe’s way of thinking science with Eureka

There’s much more to Edgar Allan Poe’s work than wistful poetry, cleverly sarchastic humor tales or short stories of unspeakable psychologic horror, not to mention the unraveling of intrincate

To the Dreamers I offer this Book of Truths: Edgar Allan Poe’s  lifelong quest for a livable world  

Was Edgar Allan Poe an alien? Many of his contemporaries seemed to think so, and so do quite a few people in Hollywood, apparently. And, yet, there is some

No More Fear of Flying? Science finally begins to understand the mystery of gravity

Will we soon have flying carpets? Skyscrapers without elevators? Airplanes without wings? We should start to think seriously about such fantasies, because science is beginning to understand gravity, which is

Was Edgar Allan Poe robbed?

On “The Airship” literary blog on Oct. 21, 2014, the writer Nicholas Laskin begins a story about the demise of Edgar Allan Poe as follows: “Even 165 years after

Was Edgar Allan Poe’s death predictable?

On June 30, 1849, the Boston newspaper “The Flag of Our Union” announced that a poem by Edgar Allan Poe called “To My Mother” would appear in its next

Where did Edgar Allan Poe have his last drink?

In his authoritative 1941 biography of Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Hobson Quinn wrote that on October 3, 1849, an election day in Baltimore, when a printer named Joseph Walker

Edgar Allan Poe and the Fall of the House: The Tale of the Announced American Apocalypse

It was never clear what Edgar Allan Poe thought of slavery, although he grew up in Richmond (VA), a town with an important position in the slave trade. So

Following the Data: A Day in the Life of an Ed-Tech worker

It is not everyday that a publishing company moves from New York to Baltimore. New York, and especially 5th Avenue, has arguably more publishing houses than Maine does seaside

Edgar Allan Poe or Albert Einstein: Who was the greatest thinker of all time?

In 1848 the American writer Edgar Allan Poe published a cosmogony "Eureka: An Essay on the Material and Spiritual Universe." It was his answer to philosophical questions that had

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