It has been nearly two centuries since
Poe left to the world a trove of literary treasures that have inspired
generation after generation as few other purveyors of the written word ever
have. He created frequently beautiful, always mysterious, and oftentimes hideous
fantasy worlds in prose and poem; fathered at least an entire genre that to this
day flourishes; has been flattered by literal hordes of imitators (of which only
a handful, including H. P. Lovecraft, have achieved noteworthiness); and in the
last half-century has become virtually synonymous with Vincent Price.
In Evermore, 15
writers examine Edgar Allan Poe from as many different perspectives. Some as
biographers who afford us glimpses into the poet's life, as if to convince us
that they know certain secrets — some forebidding and some alluring — that no
one else possibly could; others as participants in Poe's own dreams, living and
breathing within the worlds he created.
Publisher: Arkham House
Retail Price: $34.95
Release Date: October 2006
Poe comes to life again, proving that the
master himself remains just as intriguing as when
unsuspecting readers first found themselves taunted by an avian horror who spoke
to them nothing more than the simple word "Nevermore."