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Positive Post #15

February 17, 2018

Today’s post is a quote by another favorite poet of mine:

“Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.”   –  21 more words

Life Pieces

The First Detective (1999) Eugène François Vidocq was a French criminal and criminalist whose life story inspired several writers, including Victor Hugo, Edgar Allan Poe, and Honoré de Balzac.


The First Detective (1999) Eugène François Vidocq was a French criminal and criminalist whose life story inspired several writers, including Victor Hugo, Edgar Allan Poe, and Honoré de Balzac. 41 more words

And Honoré De Balzac.

Review: The Spot on the Wall

The Spot on the Wall by Rob Santana.

If, like me, you spent your teen years reading horror short stories then this book will probably fill you with a warm nostalgia while also chilling your blood. 542 more words

Writing

8. 'The American Boy' by Andrew Taylor.

Goodness me, what a good read this was on several levels! Published in 2003 and bought by Mum two years later, it impressed me so much with the attention to period detail as well as the story itself. 413 more words

Book Reviews

Edgar Allan Poe Ain't Scared of Noth--

Eddy would have feared Jigsaw and his contraptions. There’s no doubt about it.

This silly meme-maker needs to read “The Pit and the Pendulum.” I still love this meme, though.

Credit.

Fiction

Poe at the Northern Dispensary

At the triple intersection of Christopher Street, Grove Street, and Waverly Place in Greenwich Village, stands a three-story Federal Style brick building. It is oddly triangular in shape, due its placement on an island of land cut out by the surrounding streets. 344 more words

Nineteenth Century

Photobook: Edgar Allan Poe at the University of Virginia

Ordinary Philosophy and its Traveling Philosophy / History of Ideas series is a labor of love and ad-free, supported by patrons and readers like you. Please… 89 more words

Written By Amy Cools