IS Poe CRAZY?? : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread

Was E.A Poe Crazy? I want the opinions plz... and how was he crazy? is there any evidence PLEASE!! HELP ME...THANK YOU!

-- Anonymous, May 05, 2003


No. Evidence aplenty in the SANE variety of his works at He can poke fun at his cultivated phobias and gothic interests in such stories as "The Premature Burial" or "The Sphinx". Besides the wearily ongoing prejudice that all writers of horror and "crazy stuff" have to be crazy the artists in Poe's days felt encouraged to explore the abnormal and the extreme states of emotion- ARTISTICALLY. Neither Shelley nor Byron ran around madly slaughtering people and neither did Poe do any of the wild things he wrote about to sell magazines.

His personal enemy Rufus Griswold encouraged a slanderous legend about Poe AFTER his death, whose ill effects and lies have persisted because of those "crazy" Gothic stories and The Raven. Poe's personal issues effecting his obsessive and unique genius take a lot more study.

-- Anonymous, May 05, 2003

Nah, he's insane!

-- Anonymous, May 11, 2003

"I do not suffer from insanity. I enjoy every minute of it." ~Edgar Allen Poe.

-- Anonymous, February 25, 2004

if you ask me, YOU people are crazy!!! what kind of a website is this with questions like, "Did Poe like porn?" geez.

-- Anonymous, March 18, 2004

fuck yes!!!!!

-- Anonymous, April 15, 2004

of course he did he is a male Species he was a reagular freak

-- Anonymous, April 26, 2004

I'm sorry, but everyone is alittle crazy, otherwise society wouldn't be the way it is. Who cares if Por really was crazy. My theory is that everyone else was just insane as fuck, and he was the only sane one around...

-- Anonymous, May 11, 2004

I think he was alittle crazy, I mean, he had alot of tradgity in his life, and you can't blame him for writing dark, evil, stories and poems about murder and torture. If I went through what he did, I would write about dark and evil things too! But, you have a point, I mean, no one can write something THAT graphic without being even alittle crazy, or having done something like that yourself!

-- Anonymous, October 10, 2004

No , he is not crazy , he is just an idiot

-- Anonymous, October 30, 2004

No i don't think Poe was crazy...maybe a bit insane but not crazy...Poe has a really expressive way of speaking his mind through poetry and stories, he's very creative but not crazy...

-- Anonymous, November 04, 2004

yes .

-- Anonymous, November 06, 2004

you people r disgusting............. and who is poe by the way??????????????????????????

-- Anonymous, November 17, 2004

Poe did not have butt, but his weiner was bigger than a monkey. Camoo!!!

-- Anonymous, November 26, 2004

Yes and no. Think of this: all of the women he loved died and all the men in his life (besides Mr. Allan) left him to suffer all alone. This could have had a lasting affect on him that might have destroyed his sanity. Maybe not because of all the drinking he did. It could have affected the way he thought and all the bad events could have been more worse. But that only could of happened if he was drunk when he wrote these poems.

-- Anonymous, December 06, 2004

(Define crazy, insane, ext.)

I belive Poe, like everyone else, had his own reality. Eveyone sees things from a slightly different angle even the sanity of others as well as our own; because if you happen to be seeing life from a totaly different perspective than someone else it's only natural to belive they're the crazy one. My point is to consider it from Poe's veiw of the world.

-- Anonymous, January 05, 2005


-- Anonymous, January 07, 2005

hey you peoeple who talk like little 12 yr old teeny boppers, and you ppl who keep making referneces to sex/drugs/alochol...why are you on this site? i woudlnt think that you would come to an edgar allan poe site, of all the sites..i'd think maybe some porn site or seriously. it confuses me.

-- Anonymous, March 10, 2005

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