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what important events influence him to write horror or psychological stories?

-- Anonymous, February 03, 2005


The event of the need for money at the beginning. The fact that the poems he wrote early were not accepted enough and certainly not as remunerative. The Gothic genres created by the Romantics were reworked by Poe in his own style which became very popular.

Personally, Poe felt a dark ecstasy with melancholic inspiration, something hard to define but extremely presented in the emotional shocks of his horror fiction. Loss of female loves as in his life and poetry is a common subject of that Muse in the void.

But you use the term "important events" that suggests something outside of Poe. The most important, the internal influences that underly his fantastic fiction can best be deduced from understanding Poe's life. He wrote much more than horror tales- and the latter often tongue in cheek with less reference to things supernatural than other writers in the field.

-- Anonymous, February 04, 2005

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