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I came across a reference comparing the Great Depression to Poe's contracting room. I cannot find what Poe's "contracting room" is. Any ideas?

-- Anonymous, December 13, 1999


maybe he meant the endless corridor in the Raven, where the walls seem to close into one another

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-- Anonymous, June 02, 2004

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