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I'm shocked/surprised that there wasn't a thread for the amazing work by this man. Are there no fans here?

I have to say that there's not a single thing I read by Poe that I didn't enjoy.


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It's a long time since reading any Poe but seeing this thread has got me of a mind to dig out my copy of his works. Some of his work is absolutely genius and some of it became more refined by other writers (such as his creation of Dupin to say Holmes by Conan Doyle).

Essential reading for anyone into dark, thought provoking literature, definitely.


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It's a long time since reading any Poe but seeing this thread has got me of a mind to dig out my copy of his works. Some of his work is absolutely genius and some of it became more refined by other writers (such as his creation of Dupin to say Holmes by Conan Doyle).

Essential reading for anyone into dark, thought provoking literature, definitely.

Yes, definately. For starting readers I would alway recommend to start with 'Tales Of Terror.


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funny thing for a french speaker like me is to read Poe in the traduction Baudelaire did in the 19th century. Marvellous language that totally does justice to Poe's imagination. I never tried to read Poe in english, though and maybe I would see it differently.

As for the short stories and novels, I got into them when I was like 12 or 13 years old. And I used to buy everything including the more modest works like Gordon Pim...

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E A P is typically the kind of author that I want to read in old worn-out books. Something new wouldn't convey the same load of mystery and dusty moods...

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E A P is typically the kind of author that I want to read in old worn-out books. Something new won't convey the same load of mystery and dusty moods...

True!


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funny thing for a french speaker like me is to read Poe in the traduction Baudelaire did in the 19th century. Marvellous language that totally does justice to Poe's imagination. I never tried to read Poe in english, though and maybe I would see it differently.


Honestly, I prefer Baudelaire's work over Poe. I'd be interested in seeing what, if any, sorts of nuances he might have added into the French translation. That would of course require me to wholly familiarize myself with the french language.

On the obverse, I've only read Baudelaire's work in english translation, but even so his stuff makes Poe look like a glass-half-full sort of guy.


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Poe is the master of the macabre. Nothing like his work in turning the tormented and twisted inward on oneself.
So many compare Poe and Lovecraft almost like a competition. I don't see it at all. :shrug:
Poe sets a mood like no other. The best.

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lovecraft was quite different. less psychological more cosmic and alien.


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I like readign Poe's work as well, even though it takes quite a bit of concentration to appreciate what he is describing. He was way before Lovecrafts time, and Lovecraft comes across rather racist sometimes, so I don't like that.


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yeah i watched the movie black cat...it was great...

but i bet the books are bit better

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i am infact a big fan of Poe, all of his works are great.

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ooh yes I`m a fan of this great amazing writer Edger Allen Poe. the novels I`ve read I`ve been totally hooked to the end...

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Poe is too dull to hold my attention.

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His works are actually very intricate, subtle and complex... I know because I wrote my BA thesis about parts of his oevre! :D

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NTNR wrote:
Poe is too dull to hold my attention.


Too dull? Really? His obsession with death and that the moments we are closest to death are the moments when we really truly experience life is fascinating to me. His work becomes really interesting once it becomes the basis philosophy for a serial killer cult in The Following. I only saw the first two seasons, but the first one focuses a lot on Poe. I think it could give anyone an appreciation for his work.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2071645/


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MakeItMusic wrote:
NTNR wrote:
Poe is too dull to hold my attention.


Too dull? Really? His obsession with death and that the moments we are closest to death are the moments when we really truly experience life is fascinating to me. His work becomes really interesting once it becomes the basis philosophy for a serial killer cult in The Following. I only saw the first two seasons, but the first one focuses a lot on Poe. I think it could give anyone an appreciation for his work.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2071645/


I just end up falling asleep every time I try reading anything of his. :)

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