Friday, October 19, 2007

More Dispatches from the Poe Front

In the New York Observer, Matthew Pearl sets out his theory that Poe died of a brain tumor, and in an email to Ed Pettit Pearl comments on the Baltimore-Philly Battle. He writes "I think one of the extraordinary and potent things about Poe is that he doesn't belong to any one home, city, country. He's forever the orphan. So I guess I'm neutral on this fight. Hey, I live in Boston, and most people forget Poe was born here. Maybe we should get in on this."

Or maybe not.

There's also this column from the Philadelphia Inquirer's book critic Carlin Romano, and if you haven't yet, don't miss the Edgar Allan Poll. Ed's even been on local t.v. and radio quite a bit lately talking up the Poe Wars.

Great fun all around.

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