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Friday, October 12, 2012

 

Take a Poe-ment with the Big Read's Edgar Allan Poe, Part 2


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Something to Watch...

Egar Allan Poe has inspired many movies over the years.  According to the American Movie Channel, Poe was the "original master of horror."  With hundreds of movies either based on his writing or on Poe himself, AMC has put together a list of what they consider to be the top nine for their viewers to rank. Do you agree with their standings?

And speaking of movies, the 2012 film The Raven has been released on DVD and is on order for the library.  In this mystery thriller, when a madman begins committing horrific murders inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's works, a young Baltimore detective joins forces with Poe to stop him from making his stories a reality. (Read more on IMDB.)  Reserve this movie now!

Someplace to Visit...

www.theroadjunkies.comDid you know the Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site is located in Philadelphia? Poe lived there for six years publishing, among others, The Murders in the Rue Morgue and The Gold-Bug.  Living in five different locations during his six years in Philadelphia, he ended his stay in  living with his wife and her mother in the home that is now know as the Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site maintained by the National Park Service.  Tour the home on your own, or take a guided tour with a Park Ranger.

Something to Talk About...

The folks over at GoodReads have a discussion group for fans of Poe.  The Macabre & Creepy Edgar Allan Poe Group is a group of wacky people who love Poe,and enjoy reading his stories,and discussing them. This group is open to the public.

Something to Ponder...

"While in the Army, Poe received the highest rank that an enlisted man could achieve: Sergeant Major.  Normally it would take 20 years to reach the rank of Sergeant Major; Poe received the rank in 19 months." --www.nps.gov/edal/

Something Pinteresting...
Edgar Allan Poe & the Big Read

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