Edgar Allan Poe - Short Stories

2020-05-21 @Literature

After much delay, I comment on the following stories from the anthology Tales of Mystery and Imagination, uncovered in the rot of a barely reachable upper shelf in a used bookstore of Rio de Janeiro.

Unifying characteristics: masterful use of language, gripping element of suspense, and an affinity for the macabre. Challenging prose by all means, yet engaging. One can observe Poe’s lasting imprint on so much of the posterior literature.

Questions, comments? Connect.