Poe's Murderous Words
- Oct 11, 2013 6:09 PM
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What could be more macabre than Edgar Allan Poe?
Okay, lots of things--like Poe's head sewn on to the body of an enormous glow-in-the-dark octopus. Or Poe's child-bride-cousin's head sewn onto the body of a gigantic neon green goat.
Yeah, yeah. You get the idea.
Still, Poe is one of the most macabre figures in American literary history, and this quote was one that I ran across (in LeRoy Ashby's With Amusement for All: A History of American Popular Culture since 1830) that I wasn't familiar with.
I don't remember Poe using many ninja stars in his stories, but, regardless, I tried to stay true to the spirit of his macabrishness... macabrosity... macabretude?