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Later on in life how did Po's work influence many people?

-- Anonymous, January 31, 2004


The Mystery Story---Poe invented the genre in 1841. (About 40 years before the 1st Sherlock Holmes stories appeared.)Both Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Alfred Hitchcock credited his influence.

Science fiction-- pioneered several forms of the genre. Jules Verne acknowledged Poe's influence.

The modern short story--often credited with inventing it. Poe was the first to discuss the "unity of effect." That is, everything in a story (or poem) should focus on a single effect.

Poe's focus on dreams, or on creating a mood, were to later inspire the Symbolist poets, the Impressionists and the Surrealists.

More at: http://www.nps.gov/edal/brochure.htm

For Poe in pop culture ("The Simpsons," The Beatles, etc.) see http://www.poedecoder.com/Qrisse/poeref.html

-- Anonymous, January 31, 2004

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