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Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allen Poe

1809 – 1849 CE

Edgar Allan Poe (1809 – 1849)
Inventor of the detective genre, founding father of modern science fiction, central figure in the Romanticism movement, poet, fearless "tomahawk man" critic, and first well-known American writer to live on writing alone; Edgar Allan Poe influenced literature here and around the world as well as television, music and movies still popular today. An orphan at two, often troubled by gambling and gambling debts, forced to drop out of college after one semester because of financial problems that plagued him his entire life, “Mad genius" and "tormented artist;” Poe’s influence extended into the the worlds of cryptography, physics and cosmology as one of his theories foreshadowed the Big Bang theory by 80 years.



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Notes, The Raven and Other Poems, 1845

The Poetic Principle (1850)

Quotes by Edgar Allan Poe (11 quotes)

“All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.”

Chapters: 13. Honor and Disgrace

Themes: Dream Illusion

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“Believe only half of what you see and nothing that you hear.”

Chapters: 18. The Sick Society

Themes: Belief Doubt

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“Years of love have been forgot in the hatred of a minute.”

Themes: Hate Aggression Love

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“All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.”

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“true genius… prefers silence to saying the something which is not everything that should be said.”

Chapters: 56. One with the Dust

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“The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins”

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“I became insane with long intervals of horrible sanity.”

Themes: Crazy Wisdom

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“We loved with a love that was more than love.”

Themes: Love

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“The idea of God stands for the possible attempt at an impossible conception. We know nothing about the nature of God.”

from Notes, The Raven and Other Poems, 1845

Themes: God

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“I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.”

from The Poetic Principle (1850)

Themes: Poetry Beauty

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“I have great faith in fools - self-confidence my friends will call it.”

from Marginalia​​

Themes: Confidence

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Quotes about Edgar Allan Poe (1 quotes)

“I was completely ignorant of the poetry of Poe; it is admirable, it is poetry itself, the dream, and how one feels that you have translated its soul! I knew only Poe's prose, which I had read and admired very young before I had heard it spoken of, but how the poems complete and express the man he was.”

Claude Monet 1840 – 1926 CE
"the driving force behind Impressionism"

Themes: Poetry Dream

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