Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Happy Birthday, Edgar Allan Poe


The world desperately needs a new Poe Toaster.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

hmm i heard that there was someone who always visited Edgar Allen Poe's grave but i wonder why he didn't show. who is this visitor anyway??

Some Lost Melody said...

Aw sucks if he died, he was so devoted :(

Anonymous said...

Edgar Allen Poe. I think the most he ever made from a story was for "The Gold Bug," and that was only because he'd sold the story, then bought it back from his publisher and entered it into a short story contest.

I once read Julian Symons' biography of Poe, The Tell-Tale Heart. I still don't know what Symons was trying to say -- it's a very oblique and opaque work. Do any Irregulars have a favorite Poe biography?

Robert in San Diego

Anonymous said...

I nearly forgot -- back in seventh grade our English teacher had us do a group reading of "The Bells" -- one of Poe's poems.

Here's an on line version -- and it's a special treat for people who miss the black background and white type Kirsten used to have on her blogs.

Robert in San Diego

Anonymous said...

OK -- I have been to Baltimore. I've seen Poe's grave. What I DIDN'T know was the original headstone was crushed by a runaway locomotive before it was finished.

Robert in San Diego

Anonymous said...

I can't belive that the Poe toaster diden't show! It was so disapointing!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Poe was a genius. But whoever has been doing this grave-visiting is even more so. Absolutely No one knows who he is?

squidlings said...

That's amazing, the grave-visitor!
I've never heard of it until now, and it still breaks my heart that the tradition (seems to have) stopped.

I probably just read it too fast, but he only visited on Poe's birthday, right?

Yuki said...

and me! i have the same day!

munna said...

i COULD NOT BELIEVE when i heard the poe-toaster didn't show up last year because i had only discovered it a year before and was going to go see it one day when i visit the USA! i'm so depressed. ever since then i'm not so willing to travel to america anymore... :C i only knew about it like 9 months before it stopped happening.