Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Antoher bicentennial: Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe was born 200 years ago (January 19, 1809) in Boston and died in Baltimore (October 7, 1849). He was an American poet, short-story writer, editor and literary critic, and is considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story and is considered the inventor of the detective-fiction genre. He is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction.

The Allan Parsons Project was a British progressive rock band active between 1975 and 1990, founded by Eric Woolfson and Alan Parsons. One of their hit albums was 'Tales of Mistery and Imagination' based upon several horror histories and poems of E.A. Poe.
This small tribute goes to the memory of one of the greatest writers for all time. Enjoy 'The Raven'!


  1. I've linked this post to my blog, Rafa.
    I need it.

    Great blog, man!!

  2. Excellent choice of music to complement the ongoing bicentennials!

    I shall certainly be using the raven in my next blog entry.

    Great stuff Rafa, keep it coming!!!

  3. 'The Alan Parsons Project' is one of my preferred bands!