Friday, April 24, 2009

An Edgar for a Poe?

This post is a bit out of the usual boundaries for me; instead of talking about Poe's past, how about his future?

Harry Lee Poe has been nominated for the "Edgar Award" in the category of Best Critical/Biographical work. His book, Edgar Allan Poe: An Illustrated Guide to his Tell-Tale Stories, was published at the end of 2008. As far as I know, it is already out of print. Nevertheless, if you see a copy, grab it - it is, in my opinion, the greatest concise work on Poe ever written. The nomination is quite appropriate: "Hal" Poe is a descendant of one of Poe's uncles, and the award is named after Edgar Poe and sponsored by the Mystery Writers of America.

Consider this post my endorsement of this nomination - and of this book!

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