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The Man Behind the Poe Myth

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  • The Man Behind the Poe Myth


    The Man Behind the Poe Myth

    "He was so obsessed with his dead wife that he broke into her crypt and spent the night with her corpse.  Then he wrote dreary poetry about death to impress other women.  He got to the point that he could not write without taking opium.  Was this Edgar Allan Poe?  No, the preceding sentences actually describe Poe's worst enemy, Rufus Wilmont Grisold".  Read Griswold's scathing obituary of Poe and learn how it shaped his legacy in this 27 page book by the Poe Museum's Curator.