Happy Birthday, Edgar!

As if you didn't already know, today is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Edgar Allan Poe.

Not only did the Guardian give Ellen Datlow's anthology, simply titled Poe, a glowing review but they also have a Poe quiz and a blog posting about Poe's lasting influence.

And, if you've already consumed the great man's entire output, then I can thoroughly recommend The Poe Shadow by Matthew Pearl. I'm not usually a big fan of mysteries, particularly those of an historical bent, but this one had me gripped right until the very end.

1 comment:

Fábio said...

I started to post a Poe Week in PWT - In addition to reviewing some of Poe´s work, I already reviewed his latest biography by Peter Ackroyd, (http://verbeat.org/blogs/pwt/2009/01/review---poe-a-life-cut-short.html) and I´m going to end the week reviewing Matthew Pearl´s book and Ellen Datlow´s Poe.