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Elliot Engel To Discuss Tortured Genius Of Poe – Brevard NC


Elliot Engel

When the holidays roll around, it means that Dr. Elliot Engel will be returning to the Transylvania County Library for a presentation of one of his popular lectures. He will present "The Tortured Genius of Edgar Allan Poe," on Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m.

Poe's life is shrouded in tragedy, death, alcoholism, abandonment and rejection. But the genius mind that wrote so hauntingly of mystery and melancholy also enjoyed fame through works such as "The Raven," "Masque of the Red Death," and "The Tell-Tale Heart."

A master of the macabre, Poe understood horror was psychological and he used t...

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