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Post Number: 4879
|Posted on Monday, January 19, 2009 - 03:28 pm: |
My favorite poem by Poe is "The Haunted Palace."
The way it starts so serene and optimistic
and then gradually becomes cloying and sinister
makes it very life-like to me rather than
It says: "nothing really matters."
--and it makes the idea of "GOD", this
all seeing power, just as horrific
I like to be "disturbed" and made to
think rather than Gored-out or spooked
and that poem has so much to say.
I think Shirley Jackson's
"The Lottery" (1948) is my
all-time favorite horror story,
but a lot of Poe's stuff rates high
with me as well.
It's a shame that people aren't aware of
his part in "inventing" a lot of today's
popular genres like Sci-Fi and Detective
stories--he wrote a lot more than just
I love it that Edgar Allan Poe was a "night"
writer like me.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY EDGAR
("the serial killer in the
parked car across the street
as you're reading this is very
misunderstood"--Kola's ass )
Yvette, have you ever read
"The Lottery"? If not, you
Left my bones queasy under
the flesh for a week!
WHAT A STORY