Evermore by Harry Lee Poe
Edgar Allan Poe and the Mystery of the Universe

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The popular Poe--The Raven, Tell-Tale Heart, The Black Cat--has inspired a generation of readers long disenchanted with the normative tradition of American literature. But is the popular Poe--incessantly drinking, drug-addicted, and entranced by the terror of death--the real Poe? Harry Lee Poe contends that, for more than two centuries, the great myth of Edgar Allan Poe has damaged both the popular reader's understanding of Poe's corpus and the historian's depiction of Poe's life. Through reviewing his poems and short stories, literary criticism and science fiction, Evermore reveals a Poe who is deeply confounded by the existence of evil, the truth of justice, and even the problems of love, beauty, and God. Here Poe aficionados and casual appreciators of literature alike are invited into a greater understanding of Poe's most persistent questions and offered a novel approach to reading the American literary icon.

 

About Harry Lee Poe

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Harry Lee Poe serves as Charles Colson Professor of Faith and Culture at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. He has written several books and numerous articles on how the gospel intersects with culture includingChristianity in the Academy, The Gospel and Its Meaning, Christian Witness in a Postmodern World, The Designer Universe, Science and Faith: An Evangelical Dialogue, and See No Evil: The Existence of Sin in an Age of Relativism. Poe also serves as president of the Edgar Allan Poe Museum of Richmond, Virginia.
 
Published March 15, 2012 by Baylor University Press. 231 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Of the several Poe-themed horror anthologies published in recent years, this volume comes closest to evoking the streak of morbid curiosity that was Poe's unique contribution to weird fiction.

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Part biography and part polemic, this brief, passionate look at the life of Edgar Allan Poe (written by the descendant of one of Poe's cousins) offers yet another perspective on one of America's most beloved and controversial authors.

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February 8: Twenty-two-year-old Edgar Allan Poe was court-martialed out of West Point on this day in 1831, having been found guilty of neglect of duties.

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However, in a fresh take by playwright and Foothill Theatre Company’s Associate Artist Gary Wright, we get a peek behind the dark stereotype known as Poe.

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Edgar Allan Poe was a poet most dreary.

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