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  • Karen Lee Street

Happy Birthday Edgar Allan Poe!

Edgar Allan Poe's two hundred and tenth birthday... and he's still inspiring readers, writers, and artists. A bit belatedly (after hassles with the website and far too many hours wasted) I am finally posting a short video I put together that amalgamates some illustrations of Poe and his works that I have collected. Poe's work is so visual, it's interesting to see how artists through the years have interpreted his tales and poetry.

I think I've noted all the artists at the end (alphabetically): John Bauer, Aubrey Beardsley, Harry Clarke, Henry Clive, Gustave Dore, Edmund Dulac, Fritz Eichenberg, Antonio Frasconi, Edward McKnight Kauffer, Arthur Garfield Learned, Édouard Manet, Lorenzo Mattotti, Alberto Martini, Barry Moser, John Rea Neil, Byam Shaw, John Buckland Wright.

If you can't guess which artist created an image, the answer is likely to be somewhere on my Facebook page.

At the moment I am currently doing a first copy edit of Edgar Allan Poe and the Empire of the Dead; I'll post something about that once I get these revisions delivered.

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