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was poe truly an alcoholic? i read somewhere he may have a brain lesion and that he was very sensitive to alcohol. answer 3/25 please

-- Anonymous, March 25, 2001


It is believed that Edgar Allan Poe was an alcoholic, and perhaps to some degree he was, but it would be a statement of greater truth to say that he was very sensitive to alcohol. He had a relatively low tolerance, thereby intoxicating him only after little consumption. He did fancy spirits and wine, and often drank to forget. I hope that in some way this may help you.


-- Anonymous, March 25, 2001

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