Friday, January 19, 2007

Happy Birthday!

Edgar Allan Poe
(1809 –1849)

Poet, short story writer, editor, critic

Leader of the American Romantic Movement.

Best known for his tales of the macabre, Poe was one of the early American practitioners of the short story and a progenitor of detective fiction and crime fiction. He is also credited with contributing to the emergent science fiction genre.

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