Thought there might be some interest in this here, because of our united interest in fiction about crime and detection.
2009 marks the Bicentennial of Edgar Allan Poe. Pinned with a variety of titles posthumously -- the United States' first literary critic, creator of the detective story, creator of the horror story, among other things -- his was a unique talent in our country's literary history.
See our notes and links at this URL:
http://pulprack. com/arch/ 2009/01/edgar_ poe_200_y. html
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