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Essay | The Genius of Edgar Allan Poe

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The Genius of Edgar Allan Poe

Summary: A review of Edgar Allan Poe's great contributions to literature, which includes the invention of the modern detective story and mastery of the psychological thriller. Many of Poe's stories were influenced by his tragic life.
"Poe has been dubbed the father of the horror story, the mystery, and the science-fiction...the storyteller's influence can be seen in the works of America's best writers" (Meyers 49). In many ways, Poe has contributed to a vast variety of forms of literature. Poe created the detective story in "The Murders in the Rue Morgue." Many critics, as well as authors, such as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle credit him with creating this fine style of writing. Through his tales, Poe "transformed the short story from anecdote to art, virtually created the detective story, and perfected the psychological thriller" (Mabbott 1) and became a literary idol for generations to come. Poe intertwined his own horrible life experiences with his writing, making it personal, but kept the concepts universal, as is shown when he expresses his brother's death and the disease that fell on Baltimore at the...

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