"On the other hand, it is clear that a poem may be improperly brief. Undue brevity degenerates into mere epigrammatism. A very short poem, while now and then producing a brilliant or vivid, never produces a profound or enduring, effect. There must be the steady pressing down of the stamp upon the wax."
--from "The Poetic Principle"
Edgar Allan Poe's "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" was first published on this day in 1841. The story first appeared in Graham’s Lady’s and Gentleman’s Magazine, and is generally considered to be the first detective story.
“At some point I’ve embraced what Poe called ‘the spirit of PERVERSENESS,’ when one is drawn to behavior known to be wrong, repugnant, possibly criminal, simply because it’s wrong, repugnant, and possibly criminal. As Poe put it, “It is this unfathomable longing of the soul to vex itself.”
--from UNRELIABLE by Lee Irby
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Lighthouse Keeper is the newest Edgar Allan Poe adaptation to hit the…Poe adaptation market, and it has relatively flown under the radar thus far. While it might be hard to track down, it is suppose to be available on DVD in April. For those of you, Edgar Allan Poe fan or not, unwilling to take …