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30

Jul

hellaretheothers:

LITERATURE MEME
[8] Short stories
         [7/8] The Masque of Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe (1842)
“And now was acknowledged the presence of the Red Death. He had come like a thief in the night. And one by one dropped the revellers in the blood-bedewed halls of their revel, and died each in the despairing posture of his fall. And the life of the ebony clock went out with that of the last of the gay. And the flames of the tripods expired. And Darkness and Decay and the Red Death held illimitable dominion over all.”

hellaretheothers:

LITERATURE MEME

[8] Short stories

         [7/8] The Masque of Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe (1842)

And now was acknowledged the presence of the Red Death. He had come like a thief in the night. And one by one dropped the revellers in the blood-bedewed halls of their revel, and died each in the despairing posture of his fall. And the life of the ebony clock went out with that of the last of the gay. And the flames of the tripods expired. And Darkness and Decay and the Red Death held illimitable dominion over all.”

26

Jul

mortisia:

Let’s learn together about Edgar Allan Poe and his work. 33

The Raven is a narrative poem by American writer Edgar Allan Poe. First published in January 1845, the poem is often noted for its musicality, stylized language, and supernatural atmosphere. It tells of a talking raven’s mysterious visit to a distraught lover, tracing the man’s slow fall into madness. The lover, often identified as being a student, is lamenting the loss of his love, Lenore. Sitting on a bust of Pallas, the raven seems to further instigate his distress with its constant repetition of the word “Nevermore”. The poem makes use of a number of folk and classical references.

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Poe claimed to have written the poem very logically and methodically, intending to create a poem that would appeal to both critical and popular tastes, as he explained in his 1846 follow-up essay “The Philosophy of Composition”. The poem was inspired in part by a talking raven in the novel Barnaby Rudge: A Tale of the Riots of ‘Eighty by Charles Dickens. Poe borrows the complex rhythm and meter of Elizabeth Barrett’s poem “Lady Geraldine’s Courtship”, and makes use of internal rhyme as well as alliteration throughout. The Raven was first attributed to Poe in print in the New York Evening Mirror on January 29, 1845. Its publication made Poe widely popular in his lifetime, although it did not bring him much financial success. Soon reprinted, parodied, and illustrated, critical opinion is divided as to the poem’s status, but it nevertheless remains one of the most famous poems ever written.

25

Apr

mymodernmet:

Professional sculptor Stefanie Rocknak beat out 265 other artists from 42 states and 13 countries to create a sculpture honoring author and poet Edgar Allan Poe that will be displayed in Boston, Poe’s birthplace. A five-member artist selection committee decided on Rocknak’s stunning work that shows Poe with a suitcase in hand and a raven in front of him.

17

Mar

abdncollective:

magictransistor:

Harry Clarke. Illustrations for Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales of Mystery and Imagination. 1919.

02

Nov

cpnblowfish:

Sketchbook of Poe’s Tell-Tale Heart by David Garcia Forés

18

Aug

linor mg. The Masque of Red Death, 2012.

(Source: darksilenceinsuburbia)

06

Jul

mortisia:

viα waywardpolymathTHE TELL-TALE HEART  ✥  Hannibal + Poe (3/?)

by Edgar Allan Poe
(1843)

“There entered three men, who introduced themselves, with perfect suavity, as officers of the police. 

I smiled, —for what had I to fear? I bade the gentlemen welcome. 

Meantime the hellish tattoo of the heart increased.”

<3

Hannibal + Poe meme? YES, THANK YOU. 

(Source: firebird-nonnette)

29

Jan

Via unhistoricalJanuary 29, 1845: Edgar Allan Poe’s ”The Raven” is published.

Edgar Allan Poe’s most famous poem was published toward the end of his life - he died in 1849 of mysterious causes after suffering for years in poverty and alcoholism, particularly after the death of his wife, Virginia. As Poe was writing “The Raven”, Virginia was dying of tuberculosis, which lent a personal touch to the poem’s subject matter (and also to that of some of Poe’s other poems). The titular raven, Poe wrote, was a symbol of “Mournful and Never-ending Remembrance”. The poem itself is full of allusions, from the “bust of Pallas” to “Night’s Plutonian shore” to Seraphim and the balm of Gilead.

“The Raven” was first published in the Evening Mirror, and then in February of 1845 in The American Review under the name “Quarles”. It was an immediate hit among both critics and casual readers, although one notable non-fan of the poem was Ralph Waldo Emerson, an important figure in the Transcendentalist movement of American literature - a movement Poe deeply disliked. Of “The Raven”, Emerson commented ”I see nothing in it”. The poem also turned Poe into a well-known and well-respected author, but unfortunately, he remained destitute for the rest of his life; of this sad set of circumstances he wrote (in a letter to Frederick W. Thomas) in May of 1845:

I have made no money. I am as poor now as ever I was in my life – except in hope, which is by no means bankable.

Illustrations by Gustave Doré.

goblinkinginthetardis:

symphoniesandsonnets:

This is amazing.

Lady. Of. Manners.

Yes, I reblog this ever time I see it. I kind of want a print of it for my desk. 

goblinkinginthetardis:

symphoniesandsonnets:

This is amazing.

Lady. Of. Manners.

Yes, I reblog this ever time I see it. I kind of want a print of it for my desk. 

19

Jan

Happy birthday, Edgar Allan Poe. 

mortisia:

8 authentic portraits of Edgar Allan Poe done, during his lifetime.
Click the images for more info.

29

Oct

Edgar Allan Poe by Abigail Larson, on Tumblr

(Source: sosuperawesome)

25

Oct

Tonight! A Little Touch of Magick hosts the Edgar and the Raven event! I will be there, reading &#8220;The Raven&#8221; by Mr. Edgar Allan Poe. 
6-8pm
763 Broadway, Tacoma WA.

Tonight! A Little Touch of Magick hosts the Edgar and the Raven event! I will be there, reading “The Raven” by Mr. Edgar Allan Poe. 

6-8pm

763 Broadway, Tacoma WA.

07

Oct

“The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe, read by Bela Lugosi. Via morbidy.

poesdaughter:

morbidy:

“The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe, read by Bela Lugosi.

As of today, Poe has been dead for 163 years.  Rest in peace.

(Source: nestingangels)

14

May

A typical conversation at our household

Me, talking about the neighborhood crows I feed:
I've noticed that Roderick will just take the cookie pieces and fly off, but Madeline will pry open the cookie halves to eat the filling first.
Pete:
... Madeline? Really?
Me:
Well, I'm assuming she's Roderick's sister. And a girl, because she's smaller. But you know! Fall of the House of Usher!
Pete:
Of course, dear.

15

Apr

macabrenoir and the mixed media art piece done for The Grand Midway’s Poe room. The Grand Midway is a historic and notoriously haunted hotel built in the early 1800s, that is currently the private residence of several artists and creative folks of all kinds and owned by a dear friend and gentleman, Blair Murphy. I was honored to do this piece for this fantastic room that now houses one of the oldest, most pristine, and extensive first edition Poe collections.
Light painting photo done by a hotel inhabitant who, respectively, wishes to remain anonymous.

macabrenoir and the mixed media art piece done for The Grand Midway’s Poe room. The Grand Midway is a historic and notoriously haunted hotel built in the early 1800s, that is currently the private residence of several artists and creative folks of all kinds and owned by a dear friend and gentleman, Blair Murphy. I was honored to do this piece for this fantastic room that now houses one of the oldest, most pristine, and extensive first edition Poe collections.

Light painting photo done by a hotel inhabitant who, respectively, wishes to remain anonymous.