Friday, August 26, 2011

Excellent Poe Biography

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this biography. It was easy to read and really humanized Edgar Allan Poe. I don't agree that it's overly sympathetic to him and not objective. It is, in fact, written in such a way that you almost feel like Poe, himself, is telling the tale. Barnes took great care to include the letters, quotes and excerpts of the works that explain his line of thinking and reasons for doing the things he did on earth. [more...]