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What did Poe do when he lived in New York for a year or two?

-- Anonymous, October 13, 2001


A long answer I cannot give. Try or some other good Poe biography or chronology online or in print. Besides his personal troubles this was a creative period for Poe as he took on the literati of the big Yankee city as a scathing magazine critic. I think Virginia's tuberculosis started here with heartrending suffering during the winter. Well, before I start confusing matters it should be said he tried to establish his literary career up north where the national centers of literature dominated from NYC and Boston. He worked in a print shop in magazines and tried to write a blockbuster novel(Pym).

-- Anonymous, October 16, 2001

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