a quote by Poe re: death

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On TV the other night I saw a quote by Poe that began: "Death is but a ...." I didn't memorize it and I want to find it. thanks. Jane

-- Anonymous, August 21, 2002


Dear Jane, I don't know the movie you saw, but Poe, in his tale "Mesmeric Revelation" (Columbian Magazine, Aug. , 1844), gave, from the mouth of his VanKirk sleep-waker, the following sentence "... What we call 'death' is but the painful metamorphosis.(...)". You can very easily find this well-known weird short-story, and then check the (ir) relevancy of this quotation, and compare the context of both, and so on. In any case, a tale with wide scope, announcing some of Poe's views eventually developed in his "Eureka". Yours sincerely, Raven's Shade (Belgium).

-- Anonymous, August 26, 2002

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