Edgar Allan Poe

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EDGAR ALLAN POE ~ DYING

“I felt that my senses were leaving me. The sentence, the dread sentence of death, was the last of distinct accentuation which reached my ears” Edgar Allan Poe ~ The Pit and the Pendulum The Pit and the Pendulum is a claustrophobic tale of horror and suspense with an overpowering atmosphere of dread that has prompted much discussion about the writer’s mental state. We could consider this masterpiece though as a compelling work of a gifted imagination. Source 1001 books

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EDGAR ALLAN POE ~ DREAMLAND

DREAMLAND By a route obscure and lonely, Haunted by ill angels only, Where an Eidolon, named NIGHT, On a black throne reigns upright, I have reached these lands but newly From an ultimate dim Thule- From a wild clime that lieth, sublime, Out of SPACE- out of TIME. Bottomless vales and boundless floods, And chasms, and caves, and Titan woods, With forms that no man can discover For the tears that drip all over; Mountains toppling evermore Into seas without a shore; Seas that restlessly aspire, Surging, unto skies...

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FRANTISEK KUPKA ~ THE WAY OF SILENCE

“The Way of Silence” (1900-1903) by Frantisek Kupka (1871-1957) According to Audrey Wagtberg Hansen in her article “Cold Gods and Fatal Women. “The Many Faces of the Sphinx in the 19th Century”, Kupka’s Way of Silence was “inspired by the poem Dream-land by Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849), we see a lone traveler on a seemingly endless road under a starry sky, flanked by two rows of stone sphinxes. A Latin text on the pedestal of the front sphinx, ‘QUAD AD CAUSUM SUMUS’ (= why are we?), again poses...

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EDGAR ALLAN POE ~ IMMORTAL DREAMS

Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before. Edgar Allan Poe

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GUSTAVE DORE ~ A MIDNIGHT DREARY

“The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe; Plate 4 - A Midnight Dreary Paul Gustave Dore

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GUSTAVE DORE ~ THE TEMPEST

Back into the Tempest” The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe Paul Gustave Dore

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EDGAR ALLEN POE ~ ON DREAMING

“All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.” Edgar Allen Poe

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