Poe's writing had no root in realities ???

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I am writing an essay on the following subject: Poe's writing had no root in realities; his driving concern was to contruct a surreal wold of his own ... I think his writing was not completly surreal and to some extent quite real...if you have any suggestion please help me :)

-- Anonymous, April 30, 2001


hmm. i think poe's writing was very rooted in reality.. well, somewhat. a lot of what he wrote about he would read in the papers, or some magazine. like premature burial, or mummies - those were big tabloid-esque topics. i think he just got ideas from random places, in some cases, and wrote a story. check out jeffrey meyers's biography of poe, that might help.

-- Anonymous, May 07, 2001

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