Thursday, January 20, 2011

E. A. Poe's Birthday

Today in History Poe 3
Originally uploaded by Pesky Library
Yesterday was the anniversary of the birth of a tragic but admired American author, Edgar Allan Poe. Born on January 19, 1809, in Boston, he is famous for stories of mystery and the macabre, and excelled in writing poems and short stories. He is also considered the inventor of the detective story as a genre.

If you're interested in reading more about Poe, please check out our poetry section (specifically 811, 813, 818) and biographies (921) upstairs, the story collection section (SC) downstairs by the front desk, or this display.

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