Why is Poe the Master of the Macabre????

greenspun.com : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread

I have to do a paper on why Poe was hte master of the macabre. Can anyone help me? I know he suffered his mothers and Mrs. Allens death, and had a drinking problem, but did anything else contribute to his horribly gruesome stories??

-- Anonymous, November 13, 2000

Moderation questions? read the FAQ