if edgar alan was alive today what would make him a good 20th century writer?

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If Edgar Alan Poe were alive today what different writing techniques would he use to make him a successful 20th century writer?

-- Anonymous, October 22, 2000


Punk Princess,

Frankly, Princess, the best technique would be to stick to his own literary principles and avoid modern techniques like the red death. Seriously, there are two or three essays written by Poe that may help you. The first is "The Philosophy of Composition". It is a textual schematic for his creation of "The Raven" and contains many of his literary beliefs. There is also "The Poetic Principle" and "The Rationale of Verse". They can be found at:


Good luck


-- Anonymous, October 23, 2000

he could write a good low-budget porno,or a cheesy horror movie.

-- Anonymous, October 26, 2000

why wouldnt he be a great writer today? he is really famous today with his writings so there is no question that he would be really popular

-- Anonymous, October 28, 2000

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