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Edgar Allan Poe Tell-Tale Heart with James Mason

Here is an incredible piece of animation from 1953 of Edgar Allan Poe’s short story The Tell-Tale Heart. This UPA Production was the first adult only carton in Great Britain under the British Board of Film Censors classification system. I couldn’t tell you why really. I guess scary deserves an X rating. » Read more..

Edgar Allan Poe – Sonnet To Science

In honor of Italian scientist and senator for life, Rita Levi Montalcini, who celebrates her 100th birthday this Wednesday and claims to be sharp as ever, here is Edgar Allan Poe’s Sonnet – To Science. » Read more..

Edgar Allan Poe – Evening Star

I’m in the mood for a POEm, are you? Here is Edgar Allan Poe’s Evening Star from 1827 influenced by Thomas Moore’s “While Gazing on the Moon’s Light”.

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Poe Contemporaries

While we spent a lot of time celebrating Edgar Allan Poe’s 200th birthday in January, we find ourselves in the midst of celebrations of Poe’s contemporaries. As fate would have it February 12th was the 200th birthday for both Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin. Both were men of great ideas and Writely Applied in their words as was Poe.

I always watch with great interest programs related to the life of great men. One show after another has been aired on our late great President Abraham Lincoln. During this great time in our history being lead under our first black president, there is much to celebrate in the accomplishments of this great man alone. I was awe struck at the number of people that gathered to see President Lincoln’s remains during his travel across the America of his time. Over seven million people viewed the President during his funeral ride from Washington to Springfield, Illinois.

But he was one man. Rarely do we get to put into perspective a man in his time. I was reading Lincoln, Darwin, Poe – 3 giants born in 1 month by Peter Bourque and of course I got to thinking about how incredible it is. These men, whose paths perhaps never crossed, lived in an evolving period in history. Even if it was not believed so during the time, we look back and are blown away on what was going on in politics and science…and American literature.

“The true genius shudders at incompleteness – and usually prefers silence to saying something which is not everything it should be.” Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849)

“And in the end it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”
Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865)

“A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.”
Charles Darwin (February 12, 1809 – April 19, 1882)

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For more information on Poe’s contemporaries, visit the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and The Complete Work of Charles Darwin Online.

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Footnotes January, 2009

Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there,
wondering, fearing, doubting,
dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.

Edgar Allan Poe

I’ve heard tell that celebrations for Edgar Allan Poe’s 200th Birthday Centennial are ongoing throughout the year. Writely Applied will celebrate right along. Look for an Edgar Allan Poe celebratory post on the 19th of every month. If you would like to celebrate right along with us please send a link to violetteb28 (at) gmail (dot) com. We’ll have a Writely Applied Edgar Allan Poe Blog Carnival.

Until then here are January’s footnotes on all posts Edgar Allan Poe.

Writely Applied Celebrates Edgar Allan Poe

Writely Applied Poe to Date

Poe’s The Raven in Art and Animation

How AproPoe

Wherefore Art Thou Poe?

Edgar Allan Poe at The Literature Network

Annabel Lee in Classic or Rock

Edgar Allan Poe’s Detective Monsieur C. Auguste Dupin

The Murders in the Rue Morgue

The Mystery of Marie Roget

Edgar Allan Poe at Today

The Simpsons The Raven

Edgar Allan Poe The Bells

Poe Bicentennial Begins

Happy Birthday Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe at Today Again

Edgar Allan Poe Celebrated in Baltimore and on Film

Edgar Allan Poe January Celebrations Wind Down

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