Edgar Allan Poe: A Biographical Essay by Robert Lark
Approx. 1,890 words.
Published on October 28, 2013 by
Gray Cadence Publishing House.
In his brief and unstable life Edgar Allan Poe created some of the most memorable works of American literature. As William Carlos Williams once wrote, "Poe gives the sense for the first time in America, that literature is serious, not a matter of courtesy but of truth." This essay sketches the life and work of Poe, paying special attention to his reception among other writers and critics.