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WHAT DID POE MEAN WHEN HE TALKED ABOUT THE SPIRT OF PERVERSENSESS
-- Anonymous, November 24, 2002
He explains it quite well in "The Imp of the Perverse" with an illustrative story included. From St. Paul's "the evil I would not do I do" and best drawn out in "Crime and Punishment" by Dostoievski. The need to self destruct and confess(not out of guilt but oddly almost boasting, the need to tell).
-- Anonymous, November 26, 2002