Poe Celebrated

Today marks the 200th anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe’s birth. The New York Times presents a slide shows about the author, based on images from the New York Public Library:

New York TimesEdgar Allan Poe at 200

and the Wall Street Journal offers an assessment of his influence:

Wall Street JournalPoe at 200 — Eerie After All These Years

Sarah Weinman writes in the L.A. Times about the five cities who claim him:

Los Angeles TimesWho owns Edgar Allan Poe?

and  about the books that have just been published to honor Poe:


Poe: A Life Cut Short

Ackroyd, Peter

  • Paperback: $14.99; 416 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Paperbacks (January 6, 2009)
  • ISBN-10: 0061690422
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061690426



In the Shadow of the MasterClassic Tales by Edgar Allan Poe and Essays by Jeffery Deaver, Nelson DeMille, Tess Gerritsen, Sue Grafton, Stephen King, Laura Lippman, Lisa Scottoline, and Thirteen Others

Edited by Michael Connelly

  • Hardcover: $25; 416 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow (January 6, 2009)
  • ISBN-10: 0061690392
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061690396



On a Raven’s Wing

Stuart M. Kaminsky (Editor) , James W. Hall, Thomas H. Cook, Mary Higgins Clark, Don Winslow

  • Hardcover: $21.95; 224 pages
  • Publisher: Nan A. Talese (January 20, 2009)
  • ISBN-10: 038550800X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385508001

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